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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 6th, 2016

Banks

Mary Helen Sims, 76, Gillsville
Mary Helen Sims, age 76 of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday January 06, 2016.   Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late Paul and Imogene Baugh Wilson. She and her hus ...
Albert Richard Ward, 71, Commerce
Albert Richard Ward age 71 of Commerce passed away Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Ward was born March 12, 1944 in Athens to the late Clifton Albert & Rut ...

Forsyth

Lawrence William Henry, 75, Cumming
Lawrence William Henry, age 75 of Cumming, GA passed away January 6, 2016. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and was a deacon at Mount Olive Baptist Church in ...
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, Cumming
Randall Raleigh Jones, 65, of Cumming, GA died unexpectedly on January 6, 2016. Born in Macon, GA he was the son of the late Randall and Enna Jones.   Randy recently ret ...

Gwinnett

Robert E. Taylor,, 69, Suwanee
Robert E. Taylor, 69, of Suwanee, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Robert courageously battled illness across a span of nearly 8 years. After a few notable last words and ...

Hall

Warren Frederick Courts, III, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Warren Frederick Courts, III, age 67 of Gainesville, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of ...
Charles Laymond Poole, 85, Gainesville
  Mr. Charles Laymond Poole, 85, of Gainesville passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 following an extended illness.   ...
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, Gainesville
William C. (Bill) Vaughan, 87, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 after an extended illness.  A lifetime resident of Hall County, B ...
Dean White, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Dean White, 86, Gainesville died Wednesday January 6, 2016 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. White was the son of the late Robert Grady ...

Other

Emily Burch, 89, Dalton
Mrs. Emily Burch, age 89, of Dalton passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Waterford at Oakwood.   Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 ...
       Mrs. Eleanor P. Wellborn Thomas age 72 of Fairburn, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 06, 2016 at Fairburn Nursing Home following a brief ill ...

Stephens

Mr. Jeffery Louis “Jeff” Fleming, age 46 of 1024 Defoor Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at his residence.   A son of Jerry ...
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