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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 20th, 2018

Banks

Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...

Forsyth

Brenda Arlene Williams, 75, Cumming
Brenda Arlene Williams, 75 of Cumming GA, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonald ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...

Gwinnett

Ioan Berar, 89, Snellville
Ioan Berar, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died Saturday, January 20, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. ...
Fritz Noble, 53, Buford
Mr. Fritz Noble, age 53, of Buford passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his residence. Memorial Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Prince of Peace Cathol ...
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr, 82, Snellville
Edward Joseph Skinner, Jr., age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Ruth Clary and Eunice Skinner. He is ...

Habersham

Jimmy Ernest Marcus, 68, Demorest
Jimmy Ernest Marcus, age 68 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 4, 1949, he was a son of the l ...
William Arthur Downs, 52, Cornelia
William Arthur Downs, age 52 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Mitchell, Georgia on January 30, 1965, he was a son of Nell Stewart Downs of Mitchell a ...

Hall

David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...

Other

Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr, 52, Murphy, NC formerly of Gainesville
Gregory Alan Stenzel, Sr., 52, of Murphy NC formerly of Gainesville passed away January 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Born on October 1, ...

Stephens

Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...

White

Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
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