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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 14th, 2018

Forsyth

Gregory Smith, 64, Cumming
Gregory Smith 64, of Cumming, Ga passed away on April 14th, 2018. No services are scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald ...

Hall

Ruth Jean Barham, 92, Gainesville
Ruth Jean Barham, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018  Jean was born to Vernie and Rhoda Venus on August 10, 1925 in Marion, Illinois ...
John Dean "Jack" Newman, 101, Gainesville
John Dean “Jack” Newman, 101, passed away at home on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Jack was born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 8, 1916, to the late Harvey Ma ...

Lumpkin

Jonell Mitchell, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jonell Mitchell, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Owensboro, KY on January 24, 1940 to the late Buck and Wilma Oost Phil ...

Other

Clifford Daniel Aaron, 94, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 “Tip” Aaron was born in 1924 in Athens, Georgia to the late Ernest E. and Jerusha W. Aaron. He was pr ...

Stephens

Joe Pat Rumsey, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Joe Pat Rumsey, age 84, of Rumsey Row, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late William S. and Ida Moore Rumsey, he was born Septem ...

White

Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, 66, Sautee Nacoochee
Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, age 66 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  She was born October 31, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Commander Arth ...
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86