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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 ...
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