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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 17th, 2018

Banks

Hugh Hosch Roberts, 77, Homer
Mr. Hugh H. Roberts age 77 of Homer passed away on Saturday November 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled ...

Forsyth

Francisca Sonmez, 82, Cumming
Francisca Sonmez, age 82, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Sonmez is preceded in death by her husband Ozer Mehmet Sonmez. She is survived by her ch ...
Margaret “Fitz” Beckley, age 83, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Beckley is preceded in death by her husband Robert Joseph Beckley and ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Mosteller, 75, Dacula
Joyce Mosteller, age 75 of Dacula, GA, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. Mosteller has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. She is sur ...

Habersham

Joe Lee Banks, Sr., 74, Mt. Airy
Joe Lee Banks, Sr., age 74 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mr. Banks was born on January 7, 1944 to Estee and Daisy Dunn Banks ...
Hassie Rose Ellender Carson, age 96, passed away November 17, 2018 at Brookside Senior Living.  Ms. Carson was born on August 14, 1922 and resided in Habersham County her enti ...
Edna Ruth Brown Jones, 78, Cornelia
Edna Ruth Brown Jones, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Jones was born on July 10, 1940 in Clarkesville, Georgia to the ...

Hall

James Edward Davis, 94, Gillsville
James Edward Davis, 94, of Gillsville passed away Friday, November 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Novembe ...
Russell "Russ" Richard Lamp, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Russell “Russ” Richard Lamp, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday November 17th 2018, surrounded by his family after a long, difficult battle with Alzheim ...
Judy Elaine Lance, 61, Lula
Judy Elaine Lance, 61, of Lula passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov ...
Helen James Meyerink, 85, Gainesville
Helen James Meyerink, 85, of Gainesville passed away November 17, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2 ...

Jackson

Werner Goeckel, Braselton
Werner Goeckel passed away November 17, 2018 in Braselton, Georgia. A unique and self-made man who worked every day of his life has left us. The only surviving child of Fritz an ...
Werner Frederick Goeckel, 77, Braselton
Werner Frederick Goeckel, 77, of Braselton passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 follow an extended illness. Funeral services to be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home Br ...

Lumpkin

Andrew Murray Gallup, 23, Dahlonega
On November 17, 2018 Andrew Murray Gallup, age 23, of Dahlonega went to be with the Lord. Andy was born on November 10, 1995 in the Republic of Sierra Leone, West Africa. At tha ...
Samuel "Sam" Smith, 72, Dahlonega, formerly of Buford
 Samuel “Sam” Smith, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan Br ...

Other

Melville E. Potter, Jr., 93, Mesa, Arizona
Melville E. Potter, Jr., age 93, passed away on November 17, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mel was born on April 9, 1925 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Mel Potter, Sr. and Thelm ...

Stephens

Marvin Jackson Batson, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Jackson Batson, age 84 of Jordan Road, Toccoa, GA passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late W.H. and Mary Delphia Wil ...

White

Frances Marie Black, 65, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Frances Marie Black, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Black passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. Mrs. Black was born ...
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