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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Mrs. Virginia Ann Hammond Martin Sefzik, daughter of Chesley and Laura Mae Hammond, was born on November 10, 1939 in Forsyth County, Georgia.  She grew up in the Coal Mountain ...

Habersham

Col. William J. Plutt, 71, Clarkesville
Col. William J. Plutt, age 71, of Clarkesville passed away September 6, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He is the son of the late H ...

Hall

Myron Brady Davidson, 64, Murrayville
Mr. Myron Brady Davidson, age 64 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Jerry Jackson Davis, 29, Gainesville
  Mr. William Jerry Jackson Davis, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an accidental death. Funeral se ...
Cleo Whitworth Edmondson, 90, Gainesville
  Cleo Whitworth Edmondson passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was 90 years old.  Born in White County to Albert Whitworth and Iona Shelnut Whitwo ...
John Pierce Lovell, 56, Flowery Branch
            Mr. John Pierce Lovell, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at his residence f ...
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, 77, Gainesville
Angela "Ann" Whitmire Martin, age 77, died Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1938, Ann was one of eight children, and the only girl, born ...
James D. Sheridan, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. James D. Sheridan, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at The Oaks of Limestone, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
John Paul Smith, 37, Gainesville
John Paul Smith, age 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach, ...

Jackson

Timothy Gean Gillespie, 50, Commerce
Memorial services for Timothy Gean Gillespie, age 50, will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Alto Congregational Holiness Church, 801 Congregation Church Roa ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bertie Mae Thurmond Ivester Thomas, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Rev. Hubert Thurmond, Sr. and Ell ...
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