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Local Obits for Fri. May 20th, 2016

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Bertie Lee Collins, 76, Cumming
Bertie Lee Collins, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on May 20, 2016. Bertie was born in Dawsonville in the summer of 1939, to the late Willard and Edie Ophelia Flannigan. She was a ...

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Jimmy Dale Allen Sr., 67, Demorest
Jimmy Dale Allen, Sr., age 67 of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 20, 2016. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on August 25, 1948, he was a son of the late J. L ...
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, 58, Maysville
Pamela Gail Gunter Hahn, age 58, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of ...

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Annie M. Priest, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Annie M. Priest, 80, of Gainesville died May 20, 2016.    Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, Clayton
Sylvia Moak Turner, 80, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at home.  She was born June 7, 1935 in Lindale, GA and was the daughter of the late Broadus Wray ...

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William Edward Harvey, 62, Eastanollee
Mr. William Edward Harvey age 62 of 1930 Wolfpit Road, Eastanollee passed away Friday May 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of Mary Lou Long Harvey and the late Junior Ha ...

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Melvin B. Powers, 73, Cleveland
Melvin B. Powers, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mr. Powers was born May 11, 1943 in Gainesville, GA to Walter and Laura Peck Powers. Melvin was a ...
Jimmy Luther Hill, 65, Cleveland
Jimmy L. Hill of Cleveland passed away Friday, May 20,2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center due to ongoing complications from a massive stroke he suffered on January 3, 2016 ...
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