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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 7th, 2018

Gwinnett

Dr. James Charles McCain, devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather of Dacula, GA passed away Jan. 7, 2018 at the age of 80. He was born in LaGrange, GA o ...
Bille R. Ramey, 82, Dacula
Billy R. Ramey, age 82, of Dacula, GA passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Patsy F. Ramey; parents, Cleamon and Birdi ...

Habersham

Willis Howard Thomason, 82, Mt. Airy
  Funeral services for Willis Howard Thomason, age 82, of Mt. Airy will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Chris York, Rev ...
Samuel Allen Williams, 68, Cornelia
Samuel Allen Williams, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. No services will be held at this time. Those wishing to express online condolence ...

Hall

Eugenia Deaton, 90, Gainesville
The family of Eugenia Deaton (Mrs. Hubert J. Deaton, Jr.) is saddened to announce her passing after a brief illness. She died in Gainesville, GA at 90 years of age. Genie was bo ...
Howard Lee Davis, 76, Clermont
Howard Lee Davis, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 surrounded by his adoring family. Howard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  H ...

Jackson

Derith M. Landry, 92, Hoschton
Mrs. Derith M. Landry, age 92, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Angel Gardens, surrounded by her family. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date ...
Cecil Adair Blackstock age 94, of Talmo, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at New Horizons Lanier Park after an extended illness. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife ...
Raoul Jean Fouquet, Jr, 63, Commerce
Raoul Jean Fouquet, Jr. age 63 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 07, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Jan. 28, 1954 in Akron, OH, Mr. Fouquet was the son of the l ...
Marion “CB” Lee Meaders, Sr., age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.   Born on Dec. 14, 1943 in West Point, MS, he was the son of the late ...

Other

Nancy Beck, 84, Stockbridge
Nancy Beck, 84, of McDonough, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday January 6, 2018 at Autumn Leaves of Stockbridge following a period of declining health. Born Septembe ...

Rabun

Bruce Frederick Sekeres, age 76, of Tiger, Georgia, passed away on January 7, 2018. He was the son of the late Julius Sekeres and Caroline Poplar Sekeres and was born June 6, 1 ...

Stephens

Betty Anderson Fuller, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Betty Anderson Fuller, age 84, of Poplar Street in Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. A daughter of the late Floyd and Edna Belle Hulsey Anderson, she ...
Larry Mark Shirley, 51, Toccoa
Mr. Larry Mark Shirley, age 51 of Branden Berry Drive in Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital.   A son of Mrs. Ruby Pless Norris and th ...

White

June W. Smith, 81, Cleveland
June W. Smith, age 81, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Lithonia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born on ...
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