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Local Obits for Sun. May 31st, 2015

Forsyth

Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, Cumming
Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Concord, NC.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Ken loved spending time with his family and enjoyed spoiling ...

Gwinnett

Wendell P. Blount, 80, Buford
Wendell P. Blount, age 80, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years and the love of h ...

Hall

Carl Henry Grizzle, 97, Gainesville
Carl Henry Grizzle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am in the Chapel o ...
Mrs. Lillian Mae (Elliott) Simonds, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her residence at Morningside.         ...
Ellsworth Smith, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ellsworth “Smitty” Smith, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rogers Smith; and step ...

Lumpkin

Hoyt Curtis Porter, 96, Dahlonega
Hoyt Curtis Porter age 96 of Dahlonega died May 3l, 2015 at a private nursing home. Mr. porter was born in Hoschton, Ga.  April 30, 1919 to Hubert Porter and Mattie Lance Port ...

Other

Phillip Johnson, 57, Alpharetta
Phillip Johnson 57 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on May 31st, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-7pm on Thursday June 4th. Memorial services will be held at 7pm in the Chapel of the f ...
Charles Tucker, 75, Gibson
Charles Tucker, age 75 of Gibson, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae Tucker of Gibson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and ...

Stephens

Robert Ernest Carter, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Ernest Carter, age 86 of 7901 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Henry Candler and Myrtle Hollan ...
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