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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 7th, 2018

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Alice Marie King, 73, Winder
Alice Marie King, age 73, of Winder passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018. She loved antiquing and putting puzzles together. Alice was a member of Hebron Baptist Chur ...

Forsyth

Arter Watkins, 84, Cumming
Arter Watkins, age 84, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where he attended the Super Seniors Group and The Seekers S ...

Gwinnett

Ruth C. Godson, 91, Buford
Ruth C. Godson, 91, of Buford, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at her home  surrounded by those she loved. Born in Fairburn, Georgia, Mrs. Godson was th ...

Habersham

Rev. James Harvey Franklin passed away on March 7, 2018 at his home in Clarkesville, GA.  James was born in Bessemer, Alabama to the late Harvey and Jeannie Franklin on Apr ...
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, 88, Cornelia
Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell, age 88 of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Born in Carnesville, Georgia on February 12, 1930, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Mildred Joyce Simmons, 91 of Lula, Ga. passed away on March 7, 2018 as a result of an extended illness.  Mrs. Simmons was a graduate of Lula High School.  She graduat ...
Bernice Grizzle Bruce, 92, Gainesville
Bernice Bruce, 92, passed away peacefully at home March 7th after a brief encounter with cancer and her decision to go be with God instead.   Bernice found great joy in life ...
Edna Ruth Gilstrap, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Edna Ruth Gilstrap, age 91, of Oakwood passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...

Lumpkin

Stella Faye Fortner, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Stella Faye Fortner, age 87, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 with her two daughters by her side.   Mrs. Fortner was a native ...

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Charles Cowart, 83, Alpharetta
Charles Cowart, age 83, of Piedmont, SC, formerly of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was a member of Alpharetta First Baptist Church and later beca ...
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