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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 9th, 2017

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Florence Lorraine Ala, 85, Cumming
Florence Lorraine Ala, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on February 9, 2017.  She was born September 21, 1931, the daughter of the late Henry and Hulda Kr ...
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff, 84, Cumming
Bernard Joseph Lauhoff (BJ), died following an extended illness on February 9, 2017 with his family surrounding him and loving him.  He was born in Mendon, Missouri on Septemb ...
Annette Martin, 72, Cumming
Annette Martin, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She retired from Sawnee EMC in 2016, with 28 years of ...

Hall

LTC Donald Warren Phillips, 92, Gainesville
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, USA, Ret., age 92 of Gainesville Georgia, died February 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on March 26, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsy ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margie Mathews Greenmeyer, age 64 of Athens, Georgia, (South Jackson Community), who entered into rest Wednesday, February 8, 2017.&n ...

Lumpkin

David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
David Garnet Winkler, 50, Dahlonega
David Garnet Winkler, age 50, a life-long resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following a brief illness. True to the meaning of Dahlonega; David ...
Sharon F. Knight, 64, Dahlonega
Sharon F. Knight, 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday February 9, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 23, 1952, she was a lifelong resident ...

Other

Mozelle Blair, 101, Atlanta
Mozelle Blair, age 101, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at King’s Bridge Retirement Community. She was born on November 6, 1915, in Habersham Coun ...
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, 85, College Park
Wallace Douglas (Doug) Foster, age 85, of College Park, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. He was retired from the railroad after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death ...
James 'Jim' William Peters, 82 of Destin, FL passed away Feb 9, 2017. Born 1935 in Parrottsville, TN, he was the son of late Rankin Peters and Eliza Thornburg Peters.  ...
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