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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 1st, 2016

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Shane William Hyde, 43, Winder
Shane William Hyde, age 43, of Winder passed away Friday, January 1, 2016.  Survivors include his father J.R. Givens; mother Shirley Ann James; girlfriend Christine; daughter ...

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Ruth Farstrup Longman, 80, Gainesville
Ruth Farstrup Longman died January 1st, 2016 in Gainesville, GA.  She was born June 1st, 1935 in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of Rev. Anders Ejner Farstrup and Ragnhild M ...
Cecil Earl Motes, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Cecil Earl Motes age 79 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 01, 2016 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, Oakwood
Ralph W. Proffitt, 51, of Oakwood, died January 1, 2016.  Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gainesville.
Barbara E. Stokley Young, 90, Gainesville
Barbara E. Stokley Young (90) passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2016, in Gainesville, GA.  Born October 4, 1925 in Winona, WV to Joseph O. and Maymie Stokley ...

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Ronnie Allen Adams, 78, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Allen Adams, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Adams was born in Atlanta to the late Maurice D. and Oneit ...
Willie Dee Hanley, 88, Commerce
Mr. Willie Dee Hanley, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 1, 2016 at University Nursing and Rehab.  Mr. Hanley was born in Carnesville, GA to the late Ernest Lee and ...

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James Chandler, 82, Crossville, AL
Mr. James Chandler age 82 of Crossville, Alabama passed away on January 01, 2016 at Shepard Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama following an extended illness.       ...
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