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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 24th, 2014

Forsyth

Avery Michele Picklesimer, age 23 months, of Cumming, passed away on, Monday, December 22, 2014. Avery was a ray of sunshine warming the hearts of all who were around her. She w ...

Gwinnett

Mary Carolyn Gravitt, 84, Buford
Mary Carolyn Gravitt, age 84 of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She is survived by her niece, Faith Gravitt Russell, Suwanee, GA; great nieces, Mary and Tra ...

Habersham

Donald Wayne Ballew, age 64 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Jackson County, Georgia, on July 24, 1950, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

​Emory (Leon) Martin, Sr., 92, Chestnut Mountain
​Emory "Leon" Martin, Sr., 92, of Chestnut Mountain, passed away December 24, 2014 following a period of declining health.Born on December 17, 1922 in Cumming, ...
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, Gillsville
Alejandro L. Uscanga, 45, of Gillsville passed away on December, 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm ...
José Meraz-Corral, 60, Gainesville
Mr. José Meraz-Corral, age 60 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p ...
Lela Maudell Norrell, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lela M. Norrell, age 87, of Gainesville passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 24, 2014 following an extended illness. Lela was born in White County, Decembe ...
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, Gainesville
Michael Allan Mathis, 52, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on December 24, 2014. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was the son of the late James Steed and Lois V. Beach Mathis. ...
Roy Dale Channell, 56, Gainesville
Roy Dale Channell, 56, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home to celebrate Jesus' Birthday on December 24, 2014, after an extended illness.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm ...

Jackson

Olive Goldie Creek, 90, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Olive Goldie Creek, age 90, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Olive taught school until she w ...

Other

Bonnie Boss, 95, Dunwoody
Bonnie Boss, 95, of Dunwoody, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Bonnie was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed a full life.Survivors include her son, Stan Boss of ...
John Christopher Lenderman (Chris), of Ashville, NC; passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. Graveside services will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at the Lenderman famil ...
Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, 89, Chesterfield, Virginia
Mrs. Sarah Sue Cole Ivester, age 89 of Chesterfield, Virginia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the CJW-Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Chesterfield, Virginia.A daughte ...

Rabun

Gary Chadwick Durrence, 44, Clayton
Gary Chadwick Durrence beloved son of Gary and Linda Durrence was born on June 27, 1970, in Gainesville, Georgia. Chad entered into eternal rest on December 24, 2014. He attended ...

Stephens

Ricky Lee Mathews, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Ricky Lee Mathews, age 54 of 2113 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence.A son of the late Thomas Lee Mathews and Joyce Ande ...
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