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Local Obits for Sun. May 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Everett Jenkins, 86, Marble, NC, formerly of Buford
Everett Jenkins, age 86, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ruby Baswell Jenkins; chi ...

Habersham

Christine Broome, 79, Mt. Airy
Christine Franklin Broome, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on December 20, 1937, she was a da ...
Betty Warren Skelton, 85, Cornelia
Betty Warren Skelton, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 following a brief illness. Mrs. Skelton was born on May 5, 1932 in Haber ...

Hall

Anthony "Tony" Wayne Barnett, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Survivors include his father Wayne Davis; mother Billie Ann Barnett; brothers ...
Winfred Andrew Conner, 80, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred Andrew Conner, age 80 of Clermont. Interment will follow at ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...

Jackson

Julia May Gaither, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Julia May Gaither, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Carnesville to the late Dewitt and Marie Mc ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gennette Banks Andrews age 94 of Toccoa passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mandy Cornelia Payne Banks, ...
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