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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 3rd, 2017

Dawson

Leona Clack Garner, Dawsonville
On December 3, 2017, Leona Clack Garner heard, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” as she entered her eternal home in heaven. She passed into eternity at her ho ...

Forsyth

Holin Prater, 82, Cumming
Holin Prater, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Holin graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, AL. He attended Marion Institute in Marion, AL. Hol ...

Hall

Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, Gainesville
Rev. M. Gloria Gilstrap, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 with family by her side.  The family will receive friend ...
Shirley Josephine Rogers, 81, Flowery Branch
Shirley Josephine Rogers, age 81, died of natural caused on Sunday, December 3, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Georgia. Shirley is survived by her sister, Mary Krahn, 82; brother, Ear ...
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56, Gainesville
Shelley Melissa Spain Worden, 56 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Worden was ...

Other

James Douglas “Doug” Austin age 57 of Lexington passed away December 3, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Austin was born Feb. 27, 1960 in Winder to the late John ...
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