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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 1st, 2016

Banks

Norris William Ray, 74, Maysville
Norris William Ray age 74 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Ray was born June 7, 1942 in Commerce to the late Horace & Ruth Parker Ray ...

Forsyth

Mr. James T. “Billy” Grindle, of Forsyth County, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Mr. Grindle was preced ...
Delores Rattary, 74, Cumming
Delores Rattary, age 74, of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016.                  ...

Gwinnett

Lowell Earl Carter Jr., age 78 of Buford passed away Saturday October 1, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Hall

Janice Carder, Gainesville
Janice Carder, precious, loving wife and mother, went home to be with Jesus on October 1, 2016. Janice died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Janice fought a cou ...
J.L. McFarland, 69, Gillsville
J.L. (Larry) McFarland, age 69 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Visitation will be held at Memorial ...
Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Richard Anthony Pethel, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday October 1, 2016 following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the C ...

Jackson

Jerry Edward Lord, 80, Commerce
Mr. Jerry Edward Lord, age 80, of Commerce died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Lord was born in Commerce to the late, Edward Watson and East ...
Hazel Wylie McMichael, 88, Maysville
Hazel Wylie McMichael age 88 of Maysville passed away October 1, 2016 at the Athens Regional Medical Center.   Mrs. McMichael was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Chamblee, GA to the l ...

White

Johnny Morgan, 58, Cleveland
Johnny Morgan, age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Mr. Morgan was born July 13, 1958 in Griffin, GA to the late Ira Russell Morgan and Carrie Lucil ...
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