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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Michael Willis Chester, 56, Dawsonville
Michael Willis Chester, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1960 to the late Clayton and Norma Lee ...
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, 65, Dawsonville
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on August 1, 2016.   Kathy was the daughter of the late John Neil and Shirley Lawrence Porter. She is ...

Forsyth

Danny Lee Thomas, 68, Cumming
Danny Lee Thomas, age 68, of Cumming was carried home by his lord on Tuesday, August  2, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Danny was born in Ocilla, GA, in 1947 to the late ...

Habersham

Lucille Deaton Roberts, 92, Mt. Airy
  Lucille Deaton Roberts, age 92, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Swaine County, North Carolina on August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of ...

Hall

William Robert Adams, Jr, 77, Orlando, FL. formerly of Gainesville
William Robert Adams, Jr., age 77 of Orlando, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016. A graveside service will be held on August 6, 2016 at 11:00am ...
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, 42, Gainesville
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Monroe, Georgia at Clearview Hospital following natural causes. Funeral services will be ...
Annette Casper Looper of Lula, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 69. The family will receive friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Memor ...
Felix Orellano Sanchez, 87, Gainesville
Felix Orellano Sanchez, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in the ...
Robert (Bo) Young, Gainesville
On August 2nd, 2016 , Our Lord called home his faithful servant and our precious loved one, Sergeant First Class (retired) Robert "Bo" Young.  Bo was born May 9th, 1 ...

Jackson

Joe Louis Wadford, Jr, 41, Braselton
Joe Louis Wadford, Jr., age 41, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Louis was an employee for Van Kirk Electric in Winder.  He was a certified commercial d ...

Stephens

Bessie Leona Bassham, 93, Martin
  Miss Bessie Leona Bassham, age 93 of 124 Deer Trail Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late William Ashford ...

White

Freeda Trail, 81, Cleveland
Freeda Trail age 81, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mrs. Trail was born in Willis, VA the daughter of the late Dura Keith and Lizena Sutphin Keith.   ...
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