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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Jerry Wayne Melton, 70, Cumming
Jerry Wayne Melton 70, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 10, 2016.   He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Bessie Melton, his sister Joyce Marsh, and his ...

Habersham

Robert “Douglas” Collins, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on July 14, 1932 in ...

Hall

Mrs. Martha Rachel Hulsey Inman passed away December 10, 2016. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was born on September 1, 1957. Mrs. Inman was the daughter of the late Weldon ...

Jackson

George Michael Bullington, 65, Braselton
Mr. George Michael Bullington, age 65, of Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence, with his family. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday ...
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, 57, Braselton
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, age 57, of  Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Howard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting.  Survivors include the love of his ...
Addie Grace Martin, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Addie Grace Martin was born in Jackson County on May 27, 1932 to the parents of James Rance Dukes and Frankie Mae Johnson. She was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church wh ...
Julian C. Varnum, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Julian C. Varnum, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Varnum was born in Jefferson, a so ...

Other

Iree Hembree Logan, 83, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Iree Hembree Logan, age 83 of Athens, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Logan was born in Jackso ...

White

James E. O’Keefe, Jr, 71, Cleveland
James E. O’Keefe, Jr. was born Oct 17th 1945, he was killed running into a burning orphanage to save children, at least that’s what he’ll tell you.   He is p ...
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