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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 18th, 2017

Banks

Watson Fleeman Jr., 73, Commerce
Mr. Watson Fleeman, Jr., age 73, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Fleeman was born in Commerce to the late Wat ...

Barrow

Debra Lynn Brown, 55, Winder
Debra Lynn Brown age 55 of Winder, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Arrangements will be forthcoming by Memorial Park Funeral Home Braselton Chapel.  Memori ...

Habersham

Betty Simmons Haro, 86, Demorest
Betty Simmons Haro passed away November 18, 2017 of Alzheimer’s disease just hours beyond her 86th birthday. She was born in Baldwin, Georgia on November 17, 1931 to the late ...
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, Clarkesville
Willie Grey Thigpen, Jr., 87, of Clarkesville, Ga., passed away on November 18, 2017.   Born on May 18, 1930, in Brunswick, Ga., to the late W.G. Thigpen, Sr. and Alice ...

Hall

Farrel Howard Martin, 67, Murrayville
 Mr. Farrel Howard Martin, age 67 of Murrayville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Lumpkin

Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67,of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Banister Funeral ...
Nancy Ann Coalson, 67, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Coalson, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Nancy was born in Carrolton, GA on May 17, 1950 to the late Paul Jr. and Sarah Ellison Coalson. ...
Donald Ray Miller, 69, Dahlonega
Donald Ray Miller, age 69, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mr. Miller was born in Centralia, IL on August 15, 1948 to the late Everett and Mildred Farthin ...
Mattie "Girlie" Mae Scott, 85, Dahlonega
Mattie “Girlie” Mae Scott, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Mrs. Scott was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She ...

Other

Lyn Harden Orr, 69, Atlanta
Marvilyn (“Lyn”) Harden Orr, 69, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Lyn was born in Tifton, Georgia the daughter of Aileen Grace Harden and Ore ...

White

Ralph Marsh Medlock, 89, Cleveland
Ralph Marsh Medlock Jr. age 89, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Medlock was born in Augusta Georgia the son o ...
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