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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 5th, 2016

Forsyth

Larry Holtzclaw, 72, Cumming
Larry Holtzclaw, age 72 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belon and Dessie ...

Habersham

Elaine G. Wall, Mt., 76
Elaine G. Wall, age 76, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with The Lord and her husband, Frank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Come go with us, the best is yet to be. Mrs. Wall wa ...

Hall

Ms. Shirley Howard Curtin, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will be sched ...
Luke William Terrill Martin, 16, Gainesville
Luke William Terrill  Martin, 16 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2015 in Cairo, Ga. from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Luke ...
George Shanks, 85, Gainesville
Mr. George Shanks, 85 of Gainesville died Sunday June 5, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Jeffery Ray Whisnant, 46, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jeffery Ray Whisnant, age 46 of Gainesville. The Rev. Steve Whisnant and ...

Jackson

David Lester Beville, 66, Braselton
David Lester Beville went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2016.  He was born in Atlanta July 18, 1949 to Sylvia and Forrest Beville. He graduated from Brown High School in 1967 ...
George Edwin Bradberry, 66, Commerce
Mr. George Edwin Bradberry, age 66, of Commerce died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Bradberry was born in Athens to the late, Robert Donald and Grace Bettis Bradb ...

Lumpkin

Gregory Kent Pierce, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Gregory Kent Pierce, age 56 of Dahlonega, passed away at his residence on Sunday, June 5, 2016 following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

Other

Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, Marietta
Esther Lee Nelligan, 88, of Marietta, GA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on June 5, 2016.  Born in Cheshire, OH she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and ...
Helen Corine Thornton, 95, Canton
Helen Corine Thornton, age 95 of Canton, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016. She was the oldest member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. She loved gardening and quilting. She was pre ...
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