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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 23rd, 2018

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John William Barnett, 60, Winder
John William Barnett, age 60, of Winder passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel ...

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Annie Lois Shadburn, 83, Cumming
Annie Lois Shadburn, 83, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Annie Lois was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Lamar ...
Bonita King Swope, 81, Suwanee
Bonita King Swope, 81, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on December 23, 2018. Bonita is survived by her loving husband Watson Swope of Suwanee, Ga. Children; Rick Swope (Dani) of ...

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William “W. H.” Sudderth, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Merle Webb Sudder ...

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Bob Meister, Jr., 97, Cornelia
Bob Meister, Jr., age 97, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Mr. Meister was born on October 23, 1921 in Athens, Georgia to the late Robert Lee ...

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Evelyn Wilda Edge, 100, Gainesville
Evelyn Wilda Edge, 100, of Gainesville died Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, funeral home chapel. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.
Nancy Ruth Shields, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Ruth Shields  of Gainesville, Georgia passed on December 23, 2018. Celebration of Life Services will be hel ...
Kimberly Ann Whitfield, 58, Gainesville
Kimberly Ann Whitfield, 58, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Fr ...

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Nancy Ruth Shields, Jefferson
Mrs. Nancy Ruth Shields, wife of Mr. James Edward Shields of Jefferson, Georgia, passed on December 23, 2018. Funeral arrangements announced later.   Young's Fu ...
Fredrick James Gokey, 83, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Coach Fredrick James Gokey, age 83 of Nicholson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 23, 2018.  Coach Gokey was born in ...

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William Hoyt Dover, 48, Dahlonega
Mr. William Hoyt Dover, Jr., age 48, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. William was born in Hall County on May 6, 1970 to the late William Hoyt, Sr. and Ruth Su ...

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James David Smith, 62, Rabun Gap
James David Smith, 62, of Rabun Gap, GA passed away December 23, 2018 with his loving family at his side. David was born in Carrollton, GA the son of the late Lynn Tolbert Smith ...

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Mrs. Ruby Nell Reed Fulbright, age 96, of Nancy Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Earl and Hallie Brown Reed, ...
Mrs. Patricia Diane Kimsey Dover, age 67 of Shady Lane, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of Clifford Shirley Kims ...
Patricia Diane Kimsey Dover, age 67 of Shady Lane, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of Clifford Shirley Kimsey an ...

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Dudley Russell Jones, 66, Cleveland
Dudley Russell Jones, 1952-2018. D. Russell Jones passed away at home on December 23, 2018 in Cleveland, Georgia. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, son of the late Dudley W. a ...
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