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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 19th, 2016

Habersham

Mary E. Gillespie, Clarkesville
Mary E. Gillespie of Gainesville, Ga., Died August 19, 2016, of an extended illness.   She was a native of Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga. She was the Daughter o ...
James “Jim” Neely, 78, Cornelia
James “Jim” Neely, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016, following an extended illness. Jim was born on August 5, 1 ...

Hall

Robert G. "Bob" Brown, 93, Gainesville
Robert G. “Bob” Brown passed away in his Lanier Village Estates apartment, in Gainesville GA, on Friday, August 19, 2016 following an extended illness. Bob was born i ...
Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Antioch United Methodist Church for Dorothy Jones Roper, 95, of Gainesville. The Rev. Michelle Rawdin, R ...
Don Stilwell, 59, Gainesville
Don Stilwell, age 59, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Shannon Stilwell; sons Matt Stilwell, Sam Stilwell, Brian Stilwell; dau ...
Millie Dean Watson, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 19, 2016.  Millie loved her family and her children and, most especially, she loved her Lord.  She w ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Varner, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Varner, age 73 of Commerce died Friday, August 19, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Varner was born in Carnesville to the late, W.H. Phillips and Gl ...
Lewis "Lewy" Wofford, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lewis “Lewy” Wofford, age 77, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 19, 2016.  Mr. Wofford was b ...

Stephens

Mr. James “Jim” Riley Westbrooks, age 68 of 43 Norman Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Robert S. and Wi ...
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