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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 9th, 2018

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Vicki Lea Phillips, 68, Cumming
Vicki Lea Phillips, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Vicki was a giving soul who made friends with anyone and was loved by everyone. Vicki and her husband ...
Eula Kinsey, 76, Cumming
Eula Kinsey, age 76, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Kinsey; grandson, Kaleb Payne; parents, ...
Mildred Castleberry Shirley, age 85, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Shirley. Survivors include her children, G ...
Mattie Conner Watson, 93, Cumming
Mattie Conner Watson, age 93, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church where she sang in the Choir, and the Birthday Card ...

Gwinnett

Patricia “Pat” Merkner, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynda Merkner. She is survived by her hus ...

Habersham

Nicole Kelly, 46, Clarkesville
Nicole Kelly, age 46, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 Ms. Kelly was born on September 28, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. A Memorial Service will ...

Hall

Kimberly Dawn Hicks, 46, Flowery Branch
Ms. Kimberly Dawn Hicks, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018 at Memorial Park South Funeral ...
Robert Granville 'Bob" Layne, 90, Gainesville
Robert Granville “Bob” Layne passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018. He was born March 3, 1928 in Flat River, Missouri to Beatrice Stephens Layne and John Granville La ...

Jackson

Arnold Earnest Bomia, 49, Nicholson
Arnold Earnest Bomia, age 49 of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his residence.   Born on July 6, 1968 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Merrell and D ...
Nathan George Ballenger, 53, Maysville
Nathan George Ballenger, age 53, of Maysville, GA passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.   He was born November 14, 1964 in Co ...
Rev. John F. Webber, 91, Commerce
Reverend John F. Webber, age 91 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.   He was born June 10, 1926 in San Diego, Cali ...

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Brenda J. Pritchett, 70, Cleveland
Brenda J. Pritchett, age 70 of Cleveland passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, C ...
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