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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 27th, 2018

Dawson

Wayne Thomas, 82, Dawsonville
Wayne Thomas, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2018 following a sudden illness. Mr. Thomas was born December 17, 1935 and raised in Robertsdale, Alabama.  He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Marie Eason, 91, Dacula
Sarah Marie Eason, age 91 of Dacula, GA, died Monday, July 23, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mil ...

Hall

Brandon Franklin, 20, Gainesville
Brandon Franklin, age 20 of Gainesville, passed away on July 21, 2018. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.  
James David "Jim" Welborn, 76, Flowery Branch
James David “Jim” Welborn, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Mr. Welborn was born on Novembe ...

Jackson

Vernon Z. Carter, 98, Jefferson
JEFFERSON – Mr. Vernon Z. Carter,  98, passed away  Thursday, July 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 & ...

Lumpkin

Harriet Elfresh Dixon, 98, Dahlonega
Harriet McElfresh Dixon, age 98, formerly of Irwin, PA, of Cumming Nursing Home, passed away peacefully Friday, July 27, 2018 at the nursing home.   Born June 28, 192 ...

White

Charles Nolan Walden, 77, Cleveland
Charles Nolan Walden, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018.   Mr. Walden was born December 2, 1940 in Smyre Village, NC to the late W.S. “PeeWe ...
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