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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, ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died