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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 15th, 2017

Banks

Bruce Peyton, 85, Hollingsworth Community
Bruce Peyton, age 85 of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, went Home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Born ...

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...

Forsyth

Barbar Avery, 82, Cumming
Barbara Avery, 82, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard (Runt) Avery, and a daughter, Rhonda Tallant. Survivors ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Hall

William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, Clayton formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Francis Louise Strayhorn, 76, of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on August 15, 2017 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on ...

Jackson

Mr. Paul Junior “Pop” Brock, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Brock was born in Nicholson to the late Calvin and Hatti ...
Sandra Glover Walker, 74, Pendergrass
Sandra Glover Walker, age 74, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 while in Hospice at Northeast Georgia Hospital in Gainesville, The family will have a visitation 6 ...

Lumpkin

Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Kimberly Palmer, 53, Dahlonega
Ms. Kim Palmer, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Kim was born, in Lumpkin County, on March 2, 1964 to the late Eulis and Myrtice Powers Palmer.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Willie Jean Rumsey Wilbanks, age 77 of 185 Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...
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