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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 13th, 2018

Dawson

Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, Dawsonville
Rupert Eben Cartwright, Sr., 88, of Dawsonville passed away Friday April 13, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born December 23, 1929 to the late Ebe ...

Forsyth

Jamie Ann Benefield, 37, Cumming
Jamie Ann Benefield, age 37, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. Jamie loved children and they loved her. She adored animals of all kinds. She will always be rememb ...

Gwinnett

“For I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” Philippians 4:13 Mary Ella Mildred Christopher was born on June ...

Habersham

Katherine Eyles, 58, Cornelia
On February 16, 1960, Katherine Ann was born in Habersham County to Raymond D. and Florelle Peck DeWitt. She arrived with the earliest spring flowers in shades of yellow, orange an ...
George Lee Way, 72, Baldwin
  George Lee Way, age 72, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 from results of cancer. Mr. Way was born on January 26, 1946 in Manning, South Caroli ...
Billy Eugene Frye, Clarkesville
Billy Eugene Frye died peacefully at his Clarkesville home in the presence of his loved ones after a long and happy life.  One of four brothers, he was the son of Ethel Watts ...
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, 68, Clarkesville
Mary Edna Bowers Presley, age 68 of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, April 13th, 2018. Born in the Panama Canal on December 20, 1949, she was a daughter of the late John Edw ...

Hall

Anna Volkoff Becnel, 67, Flowery Branch
Anna Volkoff Becnel, age 67 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Anthony G. Becnel. She is sur ...
Cathy Mahaffey, Gainesville
Cathy Mahaffey was born on January 8, 1955 in Gainesville, GA to the deceased mother Mrs. Hazel Buffington and father Clyde (Barbara) Buffington of Indianapolis, Indiana.  Cat ...

Jackson

Peter Radcliff Drake, 75, Braselton
Peter Radcliff Drake, age 75, of Braselton passed away Friday, April 13, 2018.  Mr. Drake was a United States Army veteran.  His hobbies included wood working, in which h ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Garland Bass, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Garland Bass, age 84, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 with his wife and children by his side at his home that he loved in Dahlonega. Douglas was born in Black Cre ...
Dylan Harrison Tuthill, 19, Dahlonega
Dylan Harrison Tuthill 4.30.98 - 4.13.18 Dylan Harrison Tuthill is survived by his Father, Steven Andrew Tuthill, Excelsior, MN, Mother, Anna E. Getz, Dahlonega, GA Sister, Sa ...

Stephens

Ms. Jeanelle Yearwood Wood, age 76, of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital after suffering a stroke. A daughter of the late N.L. and Minnie Lou ...
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