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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 6th, 2016

Banks

Randy Loyd Spivey, 57, Maysville
  Randy Loyd Spivey, age 57 of Maysville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Gainesville on November 27, 1957, he was a son of the late Osca ...

Forsyth

Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, Cumming
Virginia Howe Caldwell, 82, of Cumming, GA (and formerly of Phelps, NY) passed into the arms of her savior on April 6, 2016.  Born in Wellesley, MA she was the daughter of the ...
Margaret M. "Peggy" Megee, 74, of Cumming, GA died on April 6, 2016. Born in Ludlow, MA she was the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Martin.   Peggy re ...

Habersham

Sammie Allison, 71, Mt. Airy
Sammie Allison, age 71, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Mr. Allison was born on March 17, 1945 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
James Elbert Gibson, 72, Cornelia
James Elbert Gibson, age 72 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at his residence. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on May 14, 1943, he was a son of the late Elsord ...

Hall

Robert Brown Sr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Brown Sr. age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday April 06, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nb ...
Brian Paul Key, 44, Gainesville
Brian Paul Key, age 44, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  Brian was a 1989 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School.  He was a member of Northside Church ...
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, Gainesville
Robert Blackwell Rouse, 73, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Tuesday April 5, 2016 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  He was surrounded by his loving family an ...
Mr. Howlett “Gene” Eugene Watson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.    &n ...

Jackson

Clara Louise Tunnell, 74, Jefferson
Clara Louise Tunnell, age 74 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday April 06, 2016.   Mrs. Tunnell  was the daughter of the late Grady and Grace Byrd Parks and was ...
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