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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 9th, 2018

Forsyth

Oberene Gilleland, 101, Cumming
Oberene Gilleland, age 101, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in deat ...

Gwinnett

Kathryn A. Baird, 67, Buford
Kathryn A. Baird, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, George Michael Lawrence. She is survived by her son and da ...

Habersham

Toshiko Smith, 90, Demorest
Toshiko Smith, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. No Services are planned. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home & Cremato ...

Hall

Larry A. Phillips, 67, Flowery Branch
Larry A. Phillips, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kirk Phillips; parents, James and Louise Cagle ...
Geneva Mae Armour, 78, Lula
Geneva Mae Armour, age 78  of Lula, Ga. died Friday February 9, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center.  Funeral Service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday February 12, 2018 at ...
Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Palmira Rose Bynum Griffin, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by her family. Funeral servi ...
Mary Ellen Hatcher, 80, Gainesville
Our precious mother, Mary Ellen Hatcher of Gainesville, lost her long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on February 9, 2018 at the age of 80. Funeral services will be held at 2:00p ...
Mr. Donald Wilbert Markham, age 82, of Buford passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.  Graveside Services will b ...

Jackson

Mr. Melvin Eugene “Gene” McConnell, Jr., age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born in Athens to the late Mel ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ethellene Swafford McDougal, age 75 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 9, 2018.  Mrs. McDougal was the ...

Lumpkin

Frances D. Harms, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Frances Deane Harms, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018. Mrs. Harms was born on March 2, 1925 to the late Oscar and Annie Mae Thurmond New. In addit ...
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