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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2016

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Mrs. Donna Maddox Wilkerson, age 63, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 28,2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Wilkerson was preceded by her father, Harold Maddox. She was a re ...

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Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...

Habersham

Alice Smith Chapman, age 84, of Alto, Georgia, passed away, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Mrs. Chapman was born on September 18, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was preceded i ...
Jeri Parker Orrell, 73, Cornelia
  Ms. Jeri Parker Orrell, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Lula Georgia on August 16, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

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Susan A. Clark, 62, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Susan A. Clark, age 62, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Piedmont Hospital – Atlanta. A Private Memorial Service will be held by the family. ...
Carrol Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Mavis went home to heaven on Aug. 28. He was born in Sisseton, SD on March 14, 1926 to the late Chester & Geneva Mavis. He graduated from Denfeld High School in Duluth, ...
Carrol Anderson Mavis, 90, Gainesville
Carrol Anderson Mavis, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  Services will be announced at a later date by Memo ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Bell, Sr.,, 74, Jefferson
Gary Lee Bell, Sr., age 74, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Ethel Bell; son Gary Lee Bell, Jr. and wife Janet; daughters Lyn Raga ...
Mrs. Martha “Mott” Ann Haynes Gary, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Gary was born in Brookton, GA to the late Alfred ...
Shirley Jo Sweat, 76, Braselton
Shirley Jo Sweat, age 76, of Braselton passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016.  Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was member of Center Union Baptist ...

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Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
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