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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2018

Gwinnett

James Donald Fields, 77, Suwanee
James Donald Fields, age 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Fields and Louise Fleenor. Mr. Fields is survived by ...

Habersham

Sara Juanita Smith Melton, age 57, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. Ms. Melton was born on April 19, 1961, in Augusta, Georgia. She was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Loyd Cecil Martin, Gainesville
The family of Loyd Cecil Martin mournfully announce the death of our beloved father, Cecil. Cecil was a member of North Hall High School's first graduating class of 1958 and ...
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, Gainesville
Karen Anglin Raper, 62, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Par ...

Lumpkin

Jared Daniel Attaway, 27, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Jared Daniel Attaway, age 27, of Dahlonega announces his passing on August 31, 2018. Jared was born in Atlanta on November 28, 1990. ...
Joseph Dewayne Swafford, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Dewayne Swafford, age 47, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, August 31, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahloneg ...
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