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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 1st, 2017

Gwinnett

Randall Mewborn, 58, Buford
Randall Mewborn, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Dover Mewborn; and sister, Linda Mewborn. He is survive ...

Habersham

Roland Wendell Cook, 58, Demorest
Roland Wendell Cook, age 58 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 01, 2017. Born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 01, 1959, he was a son o ...

Hall

Emily Grace Willers, 103, Gainesville
On August 1, 2017, and after a long and well-lived life, Gainesville resident Emily Grace Willers, 103, was brought home by the Lord.  She was pre-deceased by her husband ...
Homer Carlisle, 81, Flowery Branch
Homer Carlisle, 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on August 1, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesvill ...

Jackson

Tommy David Jackson, 70, Hoschton
Tommy David Jackson, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jane Jackson; sons Tommy Jr. and wife Claudia; Joseph Daniel Jackson and ...

Other

John Samuel Austin, 81, Royston
John Samuel Austin, age 81 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2017.   Born in Carnesville, GA on December 21, 1935, Mr. Austin was the son of the late Pelham ...

Stephens

Richard Allen Cobb, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Richard Allen Cobb, age 56 of 924 Long Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Tom Ed and Sara Dooley Cobb, he was born April 9, ...
Kathryn Mabry Durden, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathryn Mabry Durden, age 76 of Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Otha Mabry, Sr. and Mae Elise Adams ...

White

Evelyn Audrey Metcalf, 86, Cleveland
Evelyn Metcalf of Saint Augustine, Florida, formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away August 1, 2017.  Evelyn was born in New York, New York on February 28, 1931 to the late Georg ...
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