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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Banks

Lester Marvin “Red” Smith, age 85 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter Smith and ...

Hall

Mary Rose Lowry, 91, Gainesville
Mary Rose Lowry, 91, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 11 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memoria ...

Jackson

Gigi Murphy, Commerce
Gigi Murphy passed away on Tuesday, December 11th. She was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on February 16, 1961 to Bill and Anne McClure. She graduated from Oglethorpe Uni ...

Lumpkin

Janett Shreffler, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janett Shreffler, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Mrs. Shreffler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Ja ...

Rabun

“Reba” Rebecca Parker Speed, age 89, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Reba was born the daughter of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Lee Jordan Thomason, age 93 of Brookstone Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Albert Barton Jordan and Mary M ...
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