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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 24th, 2018

Banks

Jewell Harold Hanley, 93, Commerce
Mr. Jewell Harold Hanley, age 93, of Commerce died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Hanley was born in Commerce to the late, Tommy M. and Pearlie Mae Burnette Ha ...

Dawson

Pamella Burt Schlesinger, 62, Dawsonville
Pamella Burt Schlesinger, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday June 24, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born October 5, 1955 in Atlan ...

Forsyth

Voncile Edith Lee, 97, Cumming
Voncile Edith Lee, age 97, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. She is preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Robe ...

Gwinnett

Dale E. Fernander, 33, Lawrenceville
Dale E. Fernander, age 33, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Cecile Fernander-Chinye, Dacula, GA; step-father, Godrey Chinye, Da ...
Margrethe Warden of Buford, Georgia departed this life abruptly on June 24, 2018.  She was helping a friend pack for a move when a sudden cardiac arrhythmia stopped her heart ...

Habersham

Johnny Brock, 68, Baldwin
Johnny Brock, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Brock was born on April 19, 1950, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late J.W. and Bonnie Loudermi ...

Hall

Brian William Cook, 46, Flowery Branch
Mr. Brian William Cook, age 46, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., ...
Larry Gennel Ward, 70, Gainesville
Larry Gennel Ward, 70, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James V. “Jim” Joiner, Sr., age 76 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, June 24, 2018.  Mr. Joiner was ...
Hal Jay Puett, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hal Jay Puett, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Mr. Puett was born in Clay, North Carolina, a son to th ...
Bobby Carter, 75, Hoschton
Bobby Carter, age 75, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He enjoyed deer hunting, football and NASCAR. He loved his church, family and doing landscape around the church ...
Paul Gerald Krutz, 63, Commerce
Paul Gerald Krutz, age 63, of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence.   Born on October 24, 1954 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Walt ...

Lumpkin

James R. "Jim" Burt, 83, Dahlonega
James R. “Jim” Burt, 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday June 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born November 22, 1934 in Daw ...
Joe Shoffeitt, 70, Dahlonega
Mr. Joe Shoffeitt, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away on June 23, 2018. He was born on January 24, 1948 to John Henry Shoffeitt and Imogene Voyles. He retired from Mayfield Milk with ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Frances Harmon Collins, age 72 of 267 Yearwood Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Sara Dorothy Harmon, she was b ...
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