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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2013

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John R. Petralia, 99, Auburn
John R. Petralia, age 99, Auburn, GA, died Saturday, August 3, 2013 after a brief illness. Mr. Petralia has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Mr. Petralia is ...

Forsyth

Helen Marie Nichols McGinnis, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.She graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1947 and went on to work at the Lockheed Nuc ...

Habersham

Brenda Crow Sosebee, 65, Demorest
Brenda Crow Sosebee, age 65, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 4, 1947. She was preceded i ...

Hall

Helen Laverne Canup, age 82, of Lula, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab in Commerce.Born on January 3, 1931, in Spartanburg, SC, she was a daughte ...
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr.,, 82, Flowery Branch
Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Jr., known as Buddy, was born on June 27, 1931 in Atlanta GA and died on August 3, 2013 in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the son of Joseph Wilton LeBlanc, Sr. a ...
Sharon Wilson Martin, 56, Gainesville
Sharon Wilson Martin, wife of Donald "Don" Martin, of, Gainesville, GA died Saturday August 3, 2013 at home of a sudden illness. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Martin is ...

Other

Mrs. Rebecca Jane Allen Black age 91 of Atlanta, GA died Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Black was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Earlie Seag ...

White

Byrd T. Moss, 75, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Byrd T. Moss age 75 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mrs. Moss was born in White County the daughter of the late Sa ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died