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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 11th, 2015

Forsyth

George E Payne, 81, Cumming
George E. Payne, 81, of Cumming, GA, passed away September 11, 2015 at home following an extended illness.   He was born April 15, 1934, in WV, a son of the late John D. ...

Habersham

  William Lewis Chosewood, age 95, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015. Mr. Chosewood was born on September 12, 1919 in Gwinnett County, Georgia to ...
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., 90, Cornelia
Hugh Hamilton Gibbs, Jr., age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1925, he was a so ...
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, 93, Baldwin
Ruth Ayers Wilbanks, age 93, of Baldwin, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 11, 2015 following an extended illness.    Mrs. Wilbanks was born on ...

Hall

Dean Bryant, 82, Murrayville
Dean Bryant, 82, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.        ...
Anthony "Tony" Caddell, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony “Tony” Caddell, 58, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Friday September 11, 2015.   Born in Monks Corner, SC on November 12, 1956, he was the ...
Guy Franklin Hornbeck, 78, Murrayville
    Mr. Guy Franklin Hornbeck, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11, 2015.      & ...
Virginia Mae Jones, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Mae Jones, age 87 of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully September 11, 2015. Virginia and her husband Harold Jones (AKA Granny and Pop) owned and operated the Lan ...
Donald Lee McClure, 79, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 15, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Lee McClure, Sr. age 79 of Lula. Rev. Anthony Cook, Rev. Matthe ...
Donald Nix Greene, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday September 14, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Donald Nix Greene age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford, Dr. Craig ...
Elwood Slade, 84, Gainesville
Elwood Slade, 84, of Gainesville, GA died September 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Masoni ...

Jackson

Lettie Chambers, 72, Nicholson
Lettie Chambers, age 72, of Nicholson passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.   Ms. Chambers was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruby Alma Gunter Holloman and is pre ...
Candace Michelle Welch, 22, Commerce
Candace Michelle Welch, age 22, of Commerce, GA passed away Friday September 11, 2015.   Ms. Welch was the daughter of John Marvin Welch and Kristee Brown Welch. She was ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Hazel Leslie Gilreath Butler Christopher, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, September 11, 2015.   Hazel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Barbara Louise Bennett, 77, Alpharetta
Mrs. Barbara Louise Bennett, age 77, of Alpharetta died peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family, Friday, September 11, 2015. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Chur ...
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