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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 2nd, 2018

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Kealyn R. Porter, 27, Winder
Kealyn R. Porter, age 27, of Winder, GA passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kishcha White. He is survived by his father, Lawrence Porte ...
Julie Williams Turner, 78, Auburn
Julie Williams Turner, age 78, of Auburn, GA passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. She grew up on a farm in Henderson, Texas. She was the sixth child of 7. She loved to dance.&n ...

Dawson

Thomas P. "Tom" Brannon, 82, Dawsonville
Thomas P. “Tom” Brannon, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 2, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born Janu ...
Thomas "Tom" F. Foley, 77, Dawsonville
Thomas F. “Tom” Foley, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 2, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born August 26, 1940 in Pennsylvania to the lat ...

Forsyth

James Wood Perdue, 87, Cumming
James Wood Perdue, age 87, of Cumming, GA passed peacefully to the next part of his journey on February 2, 2018.  He was born on September 13, 1930 to Edna Mae Dunn Perdue and ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Ann Roberts, 80, Buford
Dorothy Ann Roberts, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Lillian Puckett Roberts. She is survived by h ...

Habersham

Alline Huff Stevenson, 85, Cornelia
Mrs. Alline Huff Stevenson, age 85 of Cornelia, Georgia and formerly of Valley Station, Kentucky, passed away on Monday morning, February 19, 2018 surrounded by her children. Fu ...

Hall

Grazia Fierro D’Amato, 79, Gainesville
Grazia Fierro D’Amato, age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonso and Filomena Fierro; brother, Ant ...
James Donald "Don" Roberts, 81, Murrayville
James Donald "Don" Roberts, age 81 of Murrayville, Ga passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Don was born on May 24, 1936 to the l ...
Dorothy Young, Gainesville
Dorothy Young, affectionately known as “Dot” was born in Gainesville, GA on April 30, 1949.  She loved her grandchildren, sisters, brothers and brother – in ...
Ruby Reed, 96, Gainesville
            Ruby P. Reed, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 02, 2018 at the Oaks of Limestone. &nbs ...

Jackson

Janis Elaine Hoyles, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janis Elaine Hoyles, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 2, 2018.  Mrs. Hoyles was born in Scipi ...
Glen Franklin Seabolt, 79, Jefferson
Glen Franklin Seabolt age 79 of Jefferson passed away Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at his residence.   Mr. Seabolt was born January 25, 1939 in Buford, Georgia to the late Floyd & ...

Lumpkin

Glenda W. Bowne, Dahlonega
A long-time supporter of education in biomedical research,  Glenda W. Bowne, passed away on Feb 2, 2018. Glenda’s extensive career in Biomedical Science began on the ...
Virginia Lee Greenway, 91, Dahlonega
Mrs. Virginia Lee Greenway, age 91, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, February 2, 2018. Mrs. Greenway was born in White County on June 28, 1926 to the late Lee and Vicie Martin ...

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John Matthew Sabato, 32, Crestview, FL formerly of Toccoa
Mr. John Matthew Sabato, age 32 of Crestview, Florida and formerly of Toccoa passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at his residence. A son of John Richard Sabato and Ginger Smith ...
Matthew Aaron Poole, 28, Carnesville
  Matthew Aaron Poole, age 28, of Carnesville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Matthew was born on July 3, 1989, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Terry an ...

White

Winnie Iris Proman Weitman age 86, of Cleveland passed away Friday February 2, 2018. Mrs. Weitman was born in Bryan County the daughter of the late Doy and Celeste Shuman Gill. ...
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