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Local Obits for Tue. May 15th, 2018

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William Nation, 65, Homer
William Nation, age 65 of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Jackson County, Georgia on May 15, 1953, he was a son of Mary Frances Garrett Nation of Homer and ...
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, 96, Maysville
Ivan Winfred Pruitt, age 96 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018.   Born on January 10, 1922 in Cumming, GA, he was the widower of Nan Buffington Pruitt. M ...

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Brenda Roberts Skinner, 66, Bethlehem
Brenda Roberts Skinner, age 66, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Zettie Roberts; daughter, Angela “Angie&rdq ...
Linda Vixen Motes, 68, Winder
Linda Vixen Motes, age 68, of Winder passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Survivors include her husband Jerry Motes; son Alex B. Lane and wife Carol; stepson Joseph Lee Motes and wif ...

Gwinnett

Hal Crawford, 91, Lawrenceville
Hal Crawford, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, formerly of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Mr. Crawford was born on December 29, 1926, in Chip ...

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Phyllis J. Ross, Clarkesville
Phyllis J. Ross of Clarkesville, GA, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2018 at home, surrounded by her devoted family.  Phyllis, the oldest of two girls, was born on Novembe ...

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Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, Gainesville
Mary Helen Roop Hosch, 103, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on May 15, 2018, at her home in Lanier Village Estates of Gainesville.  She was the widow of Hugh W. Hosch, Sr., of G ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Margaret “Maggie” Rose Patterson, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her residence. Maggie was born in Gordon County on July 15, 1966. S ...
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