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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 ...
Wayne Colston, first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School, dies at age 66
The man who served as the first principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School has died at the age of 66.
'Good Times' Ja'Net DuBois dies; co-wrote 'Jeffersons' theme
Ja’Net DuBois, who played the vivacious neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons,” has died
Kennesaw State's second president, Betty Siegel, dies at 89
Kennesaw State University is mourning the death of its second president, Dr. Betty L
Bill Ensley, coach who revitalized UNG basketball program, dies at 84
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 for the man who is credited with reviving the basektball program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Robert Conrad, star of "The Wild, Wild West," dies at 84
Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series "Hawaiian Eye" and "The Wild, Wild West," has died
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi dies
Gainesville banker Bill Galardi has died at the age of 73 following a long illness.
Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA
Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles
Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, the muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films and helped fatally weaken the Hollywood blacklist, has died at 103