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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 16th, 2017

Banks

Karen Rogers Gilstrap, 65, of Lula passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on June 1, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Sam & Gladys Hogan Rogers ...

Forsyth

Willene Smallwood, 74, Cumming
Willene Smallwood, 74, of Cumming passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Willene was a beautiful, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was full of life and a devoted Chri ...

Habersham

Susan Tressie Lomax, age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Ms. Lomax was born on January 25, 1951, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Mary Payne Lomax of T ...
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, 83, Demorest
Annie Lou Kinsey Tatum, age 83 of Demorest passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Born in White County on May 27, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Georgia Freema ...

Hall

Darrel Michael Chisolm, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Darrel Michael Chisolm age 68 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral mass will be ...
Colonel D. Fleming, 72, Gainesville
Colonel D. Fleming was born May 15, 1944 in Wilkes County (Elberton) Georgia. He was born to the parents of Willie and Annie Lee Fleming who preceded him in death. He moved to Gain ...
Roger Lee Gravitt Sr, 71, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday March 19, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Roger Lee Gravitt Sr., age 71 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams will offi ...
Helen Turk McDonald, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Turk McDonald, 86 of Gainesville died Thursday March 16, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs.  McDonal ...
Johnny Patterson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Johnny Patterson, 72, of Gainesville, died March 16, 2017.    Funeral Services will be held Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Daven ...
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, Gainesville
Tommy J. Phillips, 94, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday March 16 after a brief period of declining health.  Tommy was born on July 13, 1922 in Dacula, Georgia to the late ...

Lumpkin

A. Winston Blumberg, 76, Dahlonega
A. Winston Blumberg, 76, of Dahlonega, passed away March 16, 2017 from a brief illness. Born February 17, 1941 in Columbia, SC to the late Dr. and Mrs. Max Blumberg, he moved ...

Stephens

Mr. William Franklin “Frank” Lowery, age 73, of DeFoor Road, Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. The son of the ...
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