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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2021

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Mary Tinkey, 54, Winder
Mary Tinkey, age 54, of Winder passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wayne Mo ...

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Kenneth Mincey, 86, Cumming
Kenneth Mincey, age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.  Kenneth was a devout husband, father, grandfather, brother, ...
Stephen Andrew Sheaffer, age 71, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born in 1950, to the late Harry and Marie Sheaffer. Stephen was a United States Na ...

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Samuel M. Alia, 78, Suwanee
Samuel M. Alia, 78, of Suwanee, GA (formerly of Newbury Park, CA & Lodi, NJ), passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.   Sam wa ...
James M. Burke, III, 70, Buford
James M. Burke, III, 70, of Buford, GA, died Friday, February 19, 2021 after an extended illness. Mr. Burke has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. H ...

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Lula Mae Wise Bivens, 91, Gainesville
Lula Mae Wise Bivens was born on May 28, 1929, in Franklin County to the late Mr. & Mrs. Oscar (Mary Usher) Wise. She departed this life on Friday, February 19, 2021.  ...
Lillie Mae "Sista" Holcomb, 65, Gainesville
Ms. Lillie Mae “ Sista” Holcomb was born on September 11, 1955 to the late Mr. U. J. (SR) and Lizzie Mae Holcomb. She gained her wings on February 19, 2021.  Sh ...
  Frederick Allen (Rick) Smith, age 72, passed away at his home in Oakwood, Ga. on February 19. He was the son of Mary and Horace Smith. Rick was born in Gainesvill ...
Randell Leon Smith, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Randell Leon Smith age 64 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday February 19, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Barbara Ann Thompson, 72, Gainesville
Barbara Ann Thompson age 72 of Gainesville passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Tokyo, Japan to the late John E. & Katherine ...
Paul Andrew Tjepkema, 81, Gainesville
  Gainesville resident Paul Andrew Tjepkema, 81, died February 19, 2021, at Northeast Georgia MC. Born June 23, 1939, in Evart, Michigan, to Vernon and Vera (Seberry) Tjepk ...

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Mrs. Katherine “McCarty” Brock passed away surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Hull, Georgia on February 19, 2021. Born on April 9, 1963 in Athens, ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died