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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 1st, 2017

Dawson

Norma Lee Braselton, 79, Dawsonville
Norma Lee Braselton, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  She loved and cherished her family especially her grand kids and great grand kids. She was ...
Daniel E. Riley, 94, Dawsonville
Daniel E. Riley, Sr., 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 1, 2017 at Tanglewood Assisted Living. Born August 17, 1922 in Moundsville, WV to the late John and Agnes Ril ...
Jessie LaMerle “Sam” Holtzclaw Singleton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining heal ...

Forsyth

Zeboim Christopher-DeSales Chastain of Cumming GA passed away on January 1,2017. He is survived by his wife, Denise and children Brandon Bailey, Jared Chastain and Callie Chasta ...
David Steven Nevins, 64, Cumming
David Steven Nevins, age 64, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017.  David was a kind and gentle soul who loved his career of teaching. His calling was special educat ...

Habersham

Robert C. "Bob" Henry, 90, Clarkesville
Robert C. (Bob) Henry, 90, passed away peacefully in his home in Clarkesville, January 1, 2017, after a brief illness. Growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, Bob graduated from Ga ...

Hall

Amanda Sue Anderson, 33, Gainesville
  Amanda Sue Anderson, age 33, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and attended North Hall High School in ...
Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, Oakwood
Mrs. Bobbie Gee Bryan, 87, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Janua ...
Sybil Higgins Johnston, of Oakwood, was born on November 27, 1921 in Flat River, Missouri to Leo and Maude Dees Higgins.  She passed away after a period of declining health on ...
Charles Edward Mason, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Charles Edward Mason, Jr,69, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gainesv ...
Lola Wheeler, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Lola Marie Wheeler age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ralph Smith and Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, 92, Dahlonega
Ruth "Bonnell" Anderson, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday January 1, 2017.   Bonnell was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was ...

Other

June Vandiver Adams, 82, Athens
June Vandiver Adams, age 82 of Athens, passed away January 1, 2017.  Mrs. Adams was born May 6, 1934 in White County to the late Garland Granger and Virgie Mae Barrett Vand ...
Jimmy Wayne Booth, 47, Hull
Jimmy Wayne Booth, Sr., age 47 of Hull, GA passed away Sunday, January 01, 2017.   Mr. Booth was the son of Lloyd and Patricia Ann Free Booth. He was a self-employed logger, ...
Ryker Gibbs, 1, Monroe
Ryker Gibbs, 1, of Monroe passed away on January 1, 2017. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the funeral home. A fun ...

Rabun

Charlotte Darnell Rodriguez, 85, formerly of Betty’s Creek Road in Rabun Gap, GA passed away January 1, 2017.  She was born in Rabun Gap, GA the daughter of the late Cla ...

White

Donnie Ray Hammond, 71, Cleveland
Donnie Ray Hammond, 71 of Cleveland passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, following a brief illness. Donnie was born in Gainesville, Georgia on November 21, 1945. He graduated ...
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