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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 19th, 2017

Forsyth

Mr. Richard Danforth “Dick” Hinkley, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Dick was born in Greenfield, MA on May 1 ...
James D. (Jim) Garner,Sr., 85, of Cumming, formerly of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Jim was a native of Marietta, graduating from Marietta High School ...

Gwinnett

Valla Jo Clifton, 89, Dacula
Valla Jo Clifton, age 89, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, July 19, 2017. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Dr. Matthe ...
James E. McCoy, 75, Buford
James E. McCoy passed away on July 19, 2017 .  He was 75.  He is survived by his wife, Jean Terrell McCoy, daughter, Susan M. McCorkle and husband Skip; granddaughters, K ...
Keith Bennett, 57, Buford
Keith Bennett, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew David Bennett; grandparents, Jonce and Clara Bell Pruitt ...
Myrtle “Granny” Garner, 75, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 17, 1941 to the ...

Hall

William John Bender, Jr, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. William John Bender, Jr., age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Satu ...
Ruby Lee Jordan, 91, Gainesville
Ruby Lee Jordan, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Morningside of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm i ...

Jackson

Faye Roberts Chatham, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Roberts Chatham, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 19, 2017. Mrs. Chatham was born in Carnesville, Georgia, a daught ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Ann “Marty” Benson Cooper, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Mrs. ...
George Rufus Duffell, 83, Jefferson
George Rufus Duffell, age 83 of Jefferson, GA passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017.   Born in Comer, GA on February 24, 1934, Mr. Duffell was the son of the late Horace ...
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