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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 19th, 2016

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Wiley Brown, 53, Buford
Elizabeth “Beth” Wiley Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Wiley; grandparents, Jay an ...
Meldagonde H. Giles, 87, Buford
Meldagonde H. Giles, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on March 19, 2016. Mrs. Giles passed away peacefully in her sleep at Silverleaf Nursing Home. Mrs. Giles was born in Marseill ...

Hall

Mattie Mae Williams Borders, 76, Gainesville
Mattie Mae Williams Borders was born on October 11, 1939 in Flowery Branch, GA.  She was the daughter of the late Luther Williams and Mattie Mae Williams.  She was raised ...
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 24, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Joseph James “Jody” Edmonds age 33 of Braselton. The Rev. Mik ...
Robert Edward Love, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Edward Love, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services are scheduled at this time.&nb ...

Jackson

Richard Lamar Collins, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Lamar Collins, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 19, 2016.  Mr. Collins was born in Athe ...
Mr. E.L. “Joe” Helton, age 79 of Ila died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mr. Helton was born in Gainesville to the late, John Andrew and Beulah ...
George Edward Wyatt, Sr., age 92 of Homer, passed away at his son's home in Homer.  Mr. Wyatt was born in Battery Park, VA January18, 1924 to the late Guy Smith & Mar ...

Lumpkin

Austin Corey Ash, 23, Dahlonega
Austin Corey Ash went to be with the Lord on March 19, 2016, he was born with Myotonic Dystrophy on March 21, 1992 and has fought these 24 years to live a life that brought joy to ...

Stephens

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Robert Curtis, age 33 of 121 Forest Brook Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   ...
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