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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 6th, 2014

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Ella Bennett Banks, 85, Winder
Ella Bennett Banks, age 85, of Winder passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Mrs. Banks graduated from Crawford Long Nursing School in 1950 and lived in College Park from 1956 to 19 ...
Michael C. Cheek, 58, Winder
Michael C. Cheek, age 58, of Winder, GA passed away on March 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Lankford Cheek, and his mother, Mae Ashby. He is survived by his wif ...

Dawson

Eugene 'Gene' Gilleland, 88, Dawsonville
Eugene "Gene" Gilleland, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 6, 2014 following a short illness.Born September 12, 1925 to the late Boyd and Sally Gilleland, he ...

Forsyth

Billy Lanier Martin, 77, Cumming
Billy Lanier Martin, age 77, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and Jot'em Down Road, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. Billy was a member of Salem Baptist Church and w ...

Gwinnett

Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, Buford
Hazel Bailey Chesser, 91, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, March 06, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Ollie Bailey, husband, Arnold G. Chesser and sis ...

Hall

John Edwin Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John Edwin Hulsey, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Paul T. Wischmann Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...
Paul T. Wishmann Sr., 74, Brasleton
Mr. Paul T. Wischmann, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at University Nursing and Rehab Center in Athens, following an extended illness. Funeral Servic ...

Jackson

W.T. Nunn, 82, Commerce
Mr. W.T. Nunn, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Nunn was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Willie and Fara Evans Nunn. Mr. Nunn was a ...

Rabun

Caney Martin Robinson, Jr., (affectionately known as Martin) 70, of Clayton, GA passed away at his residence Thursday, March 6, 2014. He was born in Rabun County and was the son o ...

White

Rev. Phillip Eugene "Gene" Batson, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.Born on November 18, 1925 in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Walte ...
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