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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 17th, 2018

Dawson

Dwight Townley, 60, Oxford, Ga.
Dwight Townley of Oxford, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the age of 60. Whether at his job or working on the farm, Dwight took pride in being a hard worker. In 2012, t ...

Forsyth

Robert Albritton, 60, Cumming
Robert Albritton, age 60, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mr. Albritton is survived by son Travis Albritton; granddaughter Alana; Vincie Albritton; ...

Habersham

Eula Lee Maney Mann, 72, Demorest
  Eula Lee Maney Mann, age 72 of Demorest, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on February 7, 1946, she was a daughter of the la ...

Hall

William “Ryan” Watson, 27, Gainesville
William “Ryan” Watson, age 27, of Gainesville, GA ran into Jesus’ arms surrounded by his parents, Kevin and Louise Watson, family and friends at NEGMC suddenly of ...
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville
Tracy Earnhart, 47, Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday October 17, 2018.  Tracy was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesv ...

Lumpkin

Austin Mark Burke, 20, Dahlonega
Austin Mark Burke, 20, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday October 17, 2018. Austin was born January 5, 1998.  A native of Sautee, GA, he had lived in Lumpkin County fo ...

Stephens

Mr. Donald William Holbrooks, age 83 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Thomas Billy Holb ...

White

Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, 77, Sautee Nacoochee
Penelope “Penny” Eckenboy, age 77 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mrs. Eckenboy was born September 2, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late R ...
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