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Local Obits for Fri. May 5th, 2017

Banks

Carl Jacob Hiller, 76, Commerce
Mr. Carl Jacob Hiller, age 76 of Commerce died Friday May 5, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hiller was born in Lebanon Township, PA to the late, Elwin and Loretta Cook Hiller. Mr. Hill ...

Forsyth

Willie Eugene (Gene) Roper, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. He was of the Holiness Faith and a member of Lighthouse for Jesus Church. He was inducted into the ...

Habersham

Denis Joseph Van Orman, Jr., 46, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, passed away on May 5th, 2017.  Born in Altoona, PA on July 16th, 1970, he was the ...

Hall

Shirley Ann Clark Knight, 54, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Clark-Knight known to most as (Auntie)was born in Winder, GA May 21, 1960 to the late Howard Watson Jr and Christine Pope.  As an infant she was moved to Gainesvil ...
James Edward Randolph, age 70, affectionately known as "Papoose" was born April 16, 1947 to the late Mr. Willie Gene Randolph and Dora Randolph. He departed this life Fri ...

Jackson

Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., 81, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of Mr. Jimmie Ray Jacobs, Sr., age 81 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 5, 2017.  Mr. Jacobs was born in Plano, Te ...

Lumpkin

Ruth Naomi Dingus, 87, Dahlonega, formerly of Kingsport, TN
Ruth Naomi Dingus age 87 of Dahlonega; formally of Kingsport TN passed away peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Ruth was born on June 11th, 1929 in Sne ...
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