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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 3rd, 2018

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Mary JoAnn Gavin Howe, 83, Winder
Mary JoAnn Gavin Howe, age 83, of Winder passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018. She loved weekend traveling with her husband, sewing, crafts, and gardening. She worked at Birnbrey, ...

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Bobby E. "Bob" Dills, 83, Dawsonville
Bobby E. “Bob” Dills, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February ...

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Verna Mae Kilby Smith, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Verna Mae Kilby Smith, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August, 8, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  Dr. Craig Ward, Rev. Tomm ...
Phanhom Athakhanh, 98, Cornelia
Phanhom Athakhanh, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Mr. Athakhanh was born on August 8, 1919 in Amnath, Thailand. He was preceded in death b ...

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Marie Hughes McDowell, 85, Gainesville
Marie Hughes McDowell was born in New Castle, Virginia on October 25, 1932. Her early family life included residence in several small Southwestern Virginia towns where she attended ...
Merle “Gannie” Pinson Gaines passed away peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Cora Pinson, and her husband Lewis Ga ...
Forrest L. Harris, 70, Gainesville
    Forrest L. Harris age 70 of Gainesville, GA , proud U.S. Army Veteran who served  during the Vietnam War.     Forrest was preceded in ...
Justin Pressley, 46, Gainesville
Justin Pressley, 46 of Gainesville passed away Friday August 3, 2018 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Justin had worked for 10 years in the banking indust ...

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William Buffington, 74, Commerce
William Buffington age 74 of Commerce died Friday, August 3, 2018 at Oak View Nursing Home.  Mr. Buffington was born in Grayson to the late, Horace and Louell Buffington.  ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Phyllis Marlene Turpin, age 70, of Talmo, who passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018. Mrs. Turpin was born in Wileyville, West Virgini ...

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Corporal Terrell J. Fuller:   Hometown Hero-Toccoa, Georgia United States Army Corporal Terrell J. Fuller, reported missing in South Korea on February 12, 1951, and ...
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