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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 17th, 2018

Forsyth

  Willie “William” Samuel Guffin Jr. 85, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 17, 2018 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Mr. Guffin was a graduate of G ...

Gwinnett

Georgia Elaine Davis, 79, Sugar Hill
Georgia Elaine Davis, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Makela and Rob Gruman, Sugar Hill, ...

Habersham

Betty Jean Funk, 89, Mount Airy
Betty Jean Funk, age 89, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Born on July 6, 1929 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey Martin and Essie ...
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, 80, Cornelia
Rev. Paul Allen Jones, Jr., age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Rev. Jones was born on January 24, 1938, in Hall County, Georgia; a son of th ...
John Dean Pritchard, 83, Mt. Airy
  John Dean Pritchard, age 83 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018.   Born in Heaton, North Carolina on April 12, 1935, Mr. Pritchard was the son o ...

Hall

Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, Gainesville
Harold Francis Kowalske, II, 71, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dece ...

Jackson

Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr, 93, Hoschton formerly of Medford, NJ
Cornelius William Cornelssen, Sr., age 93, of Hoschton and formerly of Medford, NJ passed away Monday, December 17, 2018. He was born in Manhatten, NY and spent most of his life in ...

Other

David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, Marble Hill
David Winston "Red" Goode, 83, of Marble Hill, GA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 17, 2018 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  He was born on September ...

Rabun

Edward Kermit Welborn, 68, Clayton
Edward Kermit Welborn, age 68, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 17, 2018. Kermit was born the son of the late Doctor “Doc” Berry Welborn and Emma “ ...
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