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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 14th, 2018

Forsyth

Gregory Smith, 64, Cumming
Gregory Smith 64, of Cumming, Ga passed away on April 14th, 2018. No services are scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald ...

Hall

Ruth Jean Barham, 92, Gainesville
Ruth Jean Barham, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed peacefully on Saturday, April 14, 2018  Jean was born to Vernie and Rhoda Venus on August 10, 1925 in Marion, Illinois ...
John Dean "Jack" Newman, 101, Gainesville
John Dean “Jack” Newman, 101, passed away at home on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Jack was born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 8, 1916, to the late Harvey Ma ...

Lumpkin

Jonell Mitchell, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jonell Mitchell, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Owensboro, KY on January 24, 1940 to the late Buck and Wilma Oost Phil ...

Other

Clifford Daniel Aaron, 94, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 “Tip” Aaron was born in 1924 in Athens, Georgia to the late Ernest E. and Jerusha W. Aaron. He was pr ...

Stephens

Joe Pat Rumsey, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Joe Pat Rumsey, age 84, of Rumsey Row, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late William S. and Ida Moore Rumsey, he was born Septem ...

White

Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, 66, Sautee Nacoochee
Rebecca Schmieder McCanna, age 66 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  She was born October 31, 1951 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Commander Arth ...
Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Heiress, designer and romantic Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95.
Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
Bart Starr, Green Bay quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi's powerhouse 1960s teams, dies at 85
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died