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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 6th, 2016

Forsyth

George Robert Whelchel, 78, Cumming
George Robert Whelchel, age 78, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on February 6, 2016.  George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany and faithfully attended Pleasant ...

Habersham

Homer Lee Howard, 84, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Homer Lee Howard, age 84, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Bria ...
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, Mt. Airy
Debra Elaine Maness, 60, of Mt. Airy passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.          Services will be ...
Leon Walters, 74, Mt. Airy
Mr. Leon Walters, age 74, of Antioch Church Road, Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.    A ...

Hall

Otis T. Milsap, 70, Gainesville
Homegoing Services for Mr. Otis Millsap will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmon Tanner Rd Flowery Branch, GA&n ...

Jackson

Mildred Sue Thomas, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mildred Sue Thomas, age 77, of Commerce died Saturday, February 06, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Thomas was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda M ...

Lumpkin

David Edward Woodward, 47, Dahlonega
David Edward Woodward, age 47, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away February 5, 2016. David is preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Sue Grizzle. He is survived ...

White

Mary Ruth Johnson, 88, Helen
Mary Ruth Johnson, age 88, of Helen, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Mrs. Johnson was born on February 20, 1927 to Mae and Irvin Smith.  She is preceded in death ...
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