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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 21st, 2017

Banks

Randall Evans, 62, Maysville
Randall Evans, age 62 of Maysville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Evans was the son of the late Reuben Evans and Gertrude Kitchens Grizzle. ...

Forsyth

Ruth Little Mooney, 74, Cumming
Ruth Little Mooney, 74 peacefully passed into eternal life following a period of declining health on June 21, 2017. She was born on November 28, 1942 to the late Benson and Alic ...
Billy Gene Hampton Jr., 68, Cumming
Billy Gene Hampton Jr., age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away at home on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born February 10, 1949 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Robert Lee Knight, 83, Buford
Robert Lee Knight, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Agnes Coughlin Knight, Buford, GA; children, Theresa a ...
Frances Page Mays, 83, Lawrenceville
Frances Page Mays, age 83, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mays. She is survived by her children, Charl ...

Habersham

Douglas Harold "Doug" Franklin, 69, Clarkesville
Douglas Harold “Doug” Franklin, age 69 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Cl ...

Hall

James Mark Allen, 53, Gainesville
Mr. James Mark Allen, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, J ...
Lilla "Lil" Daniels Bell, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Lilla “Lil” Daniels Bell was born in Vienna, Georgia, on March 24, 1945, to  Lucile Foster Daniels and Damon Frank Daniels. She was the first born of seven si ...
Jane Lower, 79, Gainesville
Jane Lower, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on June 21, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gainesville First United Method ...
Jane Fleenor Lower, 79, Gainesville
Jane Fleenor Lower passed away on June 21, 2017. Jane was hospitalized on June 4, 2017, where she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She succumbed to this illness ear ...
Gloria Ann Robertson, 74, Gainesville
Ms. Gloria Ann Robertson age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are s ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Ann “MeMaw” Walden Herring, age 78 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Mary Faye Fields Dowdy, 78, Dahlonega
Mary Faye Fields Dowdy age 78 of Dahlonega passed away at Gold City Health & Rehab on Wednesday June 21st, 2017 at 4:30 am.  She was a member of Shoal Creek Baptist Church ...
Kathy Lynn Lovell, 61, Dahlonega
Kathy L. Lovell, 61, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017 at her residence after battling with lung cancer. She was born on June 28, 1955 in Gainesville, Ga to th ...
Judith Virginia Moore, 70, Dahlonega
Judith Virginia Moore, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Judith (Judy) was the daughter of the late James Edward and Bonnell Gilbert Parks. &nb ...

White

Helen Lorain Harkins, 66, Cleveland
Helen Lorain Harkins, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Mrs. Harkins was born May 7, 1951 in Cincinnati,Ohio.  She was a homemaker and a strong, lov ...
Phyllis Hunt, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Phyllis Hunt, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her daughter's residence.   Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ba ...
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