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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 16th, 2017

Banks

Johnny Rufus Ervin, 84, Gillsville
Johnny Rufus Ervin age 84 of Gillsville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born November 7, 1933 in Maysville to the late George & ...
Mrs. Betty Joe Shirley, 79, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jo Shirley, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Shirley was born in Homer to the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr ...

Gwinnett

Frank Allen Harper, 66, Lawrenceville
Frank Allen Harper, age 66, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment cremation. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548, www.lawsonfune ...

Hall

Pamela Burnes Davis, 61, Murrayville
Mrs. Pamela Burnes Davis, age 61, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mrs. Davis was born in Conyers on April 27, 1956 to the late Ross and Margie ...
Jean Frances Douglas, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Jean Frances Douglas, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...

Jackson

Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr., age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Mr. Skelton was born ...

Lumpkin

Roy V. Ratchford, 81, Dahlonega
Roy V. Ratchford, 81, after a strong fight he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017 at 3:30am. Roy was born on November 20, 1936. Roy was a loving husband, father, grand ...
Nancy Ann Hurd, 90, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Hurd, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mrs. Hurd was born in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry and Martha Ann Eaton White.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Laura Faye Fulbright Burrell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late Dave and Jessie Cole Fu ...
Bobby Ray Daniel, 79, Toccoa
Bobby Ray Daniel, age 79, of Toccoa, Georgia gained his Heavenly Wings on Saturday, December 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born on January 22, 1938 in G ...
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