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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 20th, 2017

Forsyth

Arthur Therman Patton, Jr., 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday August 20, 2017. There will be a graveside service with Navy honors on Friday August 25, 2017 at 11:30am at t ...
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, Cumming
Geneva Ann Pruitt, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at her home, after a 5-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.  Geneva w ...
Junior Clifton (J.C.)  Kirby, age 84 of Cumming, passed away, Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. J.C. was a loving husband, father, grandf ...

Habersham

Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, 51, Cornelia
Dr. Keith Dwayne Cudd, age 51 of Cornelia, GA entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2017, in a moment of peace, with his wife, Jennifer, of 29 years by his side. Dr. Cudd was born ...
John Serpa, 59, Alto
John Serpa, age 59, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Serpa was born on July 20, 1958, in Jacksonville, No ...

Hall

Lois Evans Brown, 80, Gainesville
Lois Evans Brown, age 80 of Gainesville, entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Sa ...
Kenney Joe Ray, 52, Gainesville
Kenney Joe Ray, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2: ...

Jackson

Joshua Tate Lewis, 26, Auburn
Joshua Tate Lewis, age 26, of Auburn passed away Friday, August 18, 2017.     Survivors included his wife Christina Renay; father Charles Lewis; mother Tina Li ...

Other

Charles Swayne Jordan, 74, LaGrange
Charles Swayne Jordan, age 74 of LaGrange, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at his residence. Born in Banks County on December 03, 1942, he was a son of the late Hoyt D. Jo ...
Mrs. Miranda Rosetta Collins Nicholson, age 72 of Banks Road, Carnesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. ...

White

Mrs. Rachel Julia Carpenter Neal Boyd, 77 of Cleveland died Sunday August 20, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gastonia, NC, Mrs. Boyd was the daughter of t ...
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