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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 9th, 2018

Dawson

James A. Harmon, 87, Dawsonville
James A. Harmon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Mr. Harmon was born June 15, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Robert Dale Jones, 85, Cumming
Robert Dale Jones, 85 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1932 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Earl Emmett and Helen Rachel Spurlock Jone ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr, 75, Buford
Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr., age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Rhodie Hand. Mr. Hand is survived by his wif ...
Mary Frances Hellams Miller, age 93, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Laurens Co., S.C. on October 3, 1924. Mary Frances Hellams Miller was the daughter ...

Habersham

Lorene McCollum Segers, 93, Cornelia
  Lorene McCollum Segers, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, met her beloved husband at the Gates of Pearls on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Mrs. Segers was born on January ...

Hall

Ben Edward Fralick, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ben Edward Fralick, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Memoria ...
Mr. Donald W. “Don” Griffiths, 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 9, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  ...
Katherine Pulliam, 68, Gainesville
Miss Katherine Pulliam, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Mrs. Daisy Irene Deaton Reed, age 99, passed away January 9, 2018 after a long illness and a brave fight. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Ch ...
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, Gainesville
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, of Gainesville, GA died January 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. ...
Boyd C. Gravitt, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Boyd C. Gravitt, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Janua ...
Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, of Murrayville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Terry W. Sheridan, 67, Commerce
Mr. Terry W. Sheridan, aka “Roadrunner”, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sheridan was born i ...
Francis H. Shore, 90, Commerce
Francis H. Shore, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.   Born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Commerce, GA to the late Claude and Lucy Lord Shore. Mr. Shore was ...

White

Richard Martin Thome, Sr, 67, Cleveland
  Richard Martin Thome, Sr. age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Mr. Thome was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Ber ...
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