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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 28th, 2018

Gwinnett

Laura Lynn Ryan, 37, Dacula
Laura Lynn Ryan, 37, of Dacula passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Laura is ...
James N. Sheffield, 72, Buford
James N. Sheffield, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Nancy Dragoo Sheffield, Buford, GA; daughters and son ...
Rosanna Gillespie Wise, 98, Sugar Hill
Rosanna Gillespie Wise, age 98, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Leon C. Wise; and sons-in ...

Habersham

Miriam Whitmire Bentley, 98, Cornelia
Miriam Whitmire Bentley, age 98 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018. Born on April 17, 1920 in Jefferson, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Ninn ...

Hall

Mildred Edwards Dover, 76, Murrayville
Mildred Edwards Dover, age 76, of Murrayville died on December 28, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, C ...

Jackson

Roy Gene Allen, 74, Maysville
Mr. Roy Gene Allen, age 74, of Maysville, GA died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Allen was born in Homer to the late Otho Jack and Lola Me ...

Lumpkin

Robert Cleveland Grainger, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Cleveland Grainger, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. Mr. Grainger was born in Tulsa, OK on June 3, 1934 to the late Grover Cleveland and Co ...

Rabun

Edith Shedd Hollifield, 94, Clayton
Edith Shedd Hollifield, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 28, 2018 with her loved ones surrounding her.  Edith was born the daughter to the late Etna She ...
Sonya Renee Williams, 59, Lakemont
Mrs. Sonya Renee Williams, age 59, of Lakemont, GA, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. Mrs. Williams attended Macon College and received her bachelor of Science in Nursing 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