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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 1st, 2017

Dawson

Tony R. Wilkie, 82, Dawsonville
Tony R. Wilkie, 82 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.co ...

Forsyth

Robert Alexander Chalmers, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017. The family will receive friends on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm at the McDonald and ...
Command Sergeant Major Vernon Ray Whitten, Sr., 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Born March 17, 1938 in Atlanta, CSM Whitten retired after proudly serving ...

Hall

Walter Joseph Harris, 73, of Lula, GA passed away unexpectedly on April 1 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Walter was the son of Walter Herbert Harris and Myrtle Potts Ha ...
Stephen David Lurie, 70, Gainesville
Stephen David Lurie, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, passed away in his home April 1, 2017.  A graveside service will be held at Hillside Gardens Cemetery, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Robert L. Major, 69, Gainesville
Robert L. Major, age 69, of Gainesville, GA died peacefully in his sleep on the night of April 1st 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae and his father ...
Billy Joe Murphy, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Joe Murphy, 91, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2 ...

Jackson

Benny Atkins, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Benny Atkins, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Atkins was born in Jefferson to the late, Wilburn and Lethia Samples Atki ...
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, 70, Commerce
Jimmy Ray Sosebee, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017.   Born in Habersham County, Mr. Sosebee was the son of the late Fred and Hester Nicholson ...

Lumpkin

Melissa Ann Riebold, 35, Dahlonega
Melissa Ann Riebold passed away age 35 on Saturday April 1, 2017. Melissa was born June 18, 1981, Warren Michigan. Melissa was preceded in death by her father Lawrence Dean Riebold ...

Stephens

Nancy Jean Goodwin, 73, Toccoa
Ms. Nancy Jean Goodwin, age 73 of Ellen Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Brown Health and Rehab, Royston, Georgia. A daughter of the late Joe M. and ...
Ms. Gustava “Tate” Hunter, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Jim and Annie Warren Hunter, she ...
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