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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2018

Forsyth

Enver Dzuli Aljic, 56, Cumming
Enver Dzuli Aljic, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He was battling cancer until it was his time to go to a much better place. He’s a be ...
Helen Craig, 89, Cumming
Helen Craig, age 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Craig is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Richard Craig, Sr.; children United States ...
Connie J. Purcell, 72, Cumming
Connie J. Purcell, age72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Mrs. Purcell is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patricia Lynn and Van Huffman, of C ...

Gwinnett

James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, Lawrenceville
James Willis (Jim) Vaughan, 74, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  A United States Air Force Veteran, he served in Vietnam and then was employed by the C ...

Hall

Kevin S. Blythe, 52, Gainesville
Kevin S. Blythe, 52, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Logan Ohio. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, 65, Gainesville
Ernestine (Tina) Reed, age 65, of Gainesville, Ga passed away October 18th, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was preceded in death by her parents George and J ...
Christopher James Doty, 55, Gainesville
  Christopher James Doty slipped away peacefully at home on October 18th, 2018 after a valiant struggle with lung cancer.  He was surrounded by family and friends. ...
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Jean Hesselgrave, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Private services will be held at a later date. Born on April 6, 1928 in Utica, Michiga ...
Arnold Lee Martin, 84, Gainesville
Arnold Lee Martin, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday Oct. 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 2, 1934 in Dawsonville, GA to the ...

Jackson

Emory Marcus Holloway, 57, Commerce
Emory Marcus Holloway, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holloway was born in Macon to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Holloway, Jr. ...
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, Pendergrass
Kerry Alan Ivester, 38, of Pendergrass passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after a 3 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on March 20, 1980 ...

Lumpkin

Judith P. “Judy” Hopkins (Brown), 74, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at her home following a period of declining health. Born April 19, 1944 to t ...

Other

Juan Edgardo Arce, 83, Alpharetta
Juan Edgardo Arce, age 83, of Alpharetta passed away on October 18, 2018.  Memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11: ...
Mark Jones, 47, Atlanta
Mark Jones, 47, of Atlanta, GA, died October 18, 2018. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Stephens

Jo Frank Stewart, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Jo Frank Stewart age 80 of Wesley Circle, Toccoa passed away Thursday October 18, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ernest G. and Rube Camp Stewart, he was born Febru ...
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