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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 10th, 2015

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Elizabeth Jane Butler, 70, Winder
Elizabeth Jane Butler, age 70, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-09 ...

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Larry Clonts, 48, Dawsonville
Larry Clonts, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 following a sudden illness. Born May 20, 1967 in Forsyth County, he lived in Dawson County for over 30 years.& ...
Marion F. Shirley, Sr, 94, Dawsonville
Marion F. Shirley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 10, 2015 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 26, 1920 in Alpharetta to the ...

Forsyth

Russell T. Williams, 20, Cumming
Russell T. Williams 20, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 10, 2015. He is survived by his mother; Leah Douglass, father; David Williams; brothers Evan Williams, David Will ...

Habersham

Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, Cornelia
Carlton W. Blackburn, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Froday, July 10, 2015 in Southaven, Mississippi. Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Churc ...
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Edwin Thom Mayes, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville.  Rev. Lisa G ...
Lewis McDonald, 76, Alto
Lewis McDonald, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mr. McDonald was born on January 21, 1939 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...

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William Robert Harlin, 84, Gainesville
William Robert Harlin, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Chape ...
Boyd Washington Sosebee, 90, Gainesville
 Mr. Boyd Washington Sosebee, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Mrs. Eddie Mae Thurmond Hogan, age 89 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 10, 2015.  Mrs. Hogan was born i ...

Stephens

Theo Bracewell, 70, Toccoa
Mrs. Theo Dorothy Meier Bracewell, age 70, of 16 Crestwood Dr., Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   Daughter of the late Pa ...
John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain   Mr. John Wayne “Johnson” Sertain age 57 of 41 Cottonwood Court, Toccoa passed away Thursday July 9, 2015 at Stephe ...

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George Farris, 71, Cleveland
Mr. George Farris age 71 of Cleveland passed away on July 10, 2015 following a brief illness.    He is survived by his loving wife Pamela Farris, children; Abriel F ...
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