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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 6th, 2017

Banks

Jean Caudell Thorne, 75, Homer
Jean Caudell Thorne, age 75, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mrs. Thorne was born on December 22, 1941, in Homer, Georgia, to the late John and Vassi ...
Wayne McKinney, 64, Commerce
Wayne McKinney, age 64, of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife of twenty years, Della Elrod McKinney, Commerce, GA; son and d ...

Dawson

Carol Garrett, 72, Dawsonville
Carol Garrett, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born May 20, 1945 in Lumpkin County to the l ...

Habersham

Deborah Martin Brown, 60, Demorest
Deborah Martin Brown, age 60, died on Monday, November 6th, 2017 after an extended illness. Ms. Brown was born in Habersham County on October 25th, 1957. Ms. Brown was a native ...
Harold Butts, 87, Demorest
Harold Butts, age 87, of Demorest passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. Harold was born in Habersham County to the late John F. Butts and Minnie Brewster Butts.  He proudly ...

Hall

Paul Dale Sheldon, 76, Flowery Branch
Mr. Paul Dale Sheldon, age 76, of Flowery Branch passed away November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Graveside Servic ...
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, Gainesville
Phyllis Sue Steelreath, 54, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence. Born on May 16, 1963 in Goldsboro, NC she was the daughter of the la ...
Mark Ellis Pope, 56, Gainesville
Mark Ellis Pope, age 56, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Gainesville, GA. Mark will always be remem ...
Betty Jean Sylvester, 94, Gainesville
Betty Jean Sylvester age 94 of Gainesville passed away Monday November  6, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home  of Gainesville.  ...

Other

Tracy Leigh Duncan, 47, Danielsville
Mrs. Tracy Leigh Duncan, age 47, of Danielsville died Monday, November 6, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Duncan was born in Commerce to Martha Richey Smith of Commerce and the l ...
Robert Zane Jackson, 27, Comer
Robert Zane Jackson, age 27 of Comer, GA passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Athens, GA on Aug. 18, 1990, Mr. Jackson was the son of John and De ...

Rabun

Helen Moore Nichols, 88, Tiger
Helen Moore Nichols, age 88, passed away at her home in Tiger, Georgia, on November 6, 2017. She was the daughter of the late John Jefferson Moore and Betty Savannah Woodall Mo ...

White

Brilyn Hope Carter, inf, Cleveland
Brilyn Hope Carter, age 6 months, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Brilyn was born on May 5, 2017, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Christ ...
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