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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 27th, 2018

Dawson

Denise Williams, 54, Dawsonville
Denise Williams, 54, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 18, 1964, Denise was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Roger J. Deems, 57, Buford
Roger J. Deems, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, James Deems. Mr. Deems is survived by daughters, Jammie Deem ...
Larry Watkins, 69, Auburn
Larry “ Papa Jack”  Watkins, age 69, of Auburn, GA  passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  He was proceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, ...

Habersham

Roy Junior Thomas, 75, Alto
Roy Junior Thomas, age 75, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 following a brief battle with lung cancer. Mr. Thomas was born on June 23, 1943 to the la ...

Hall

Roger Lee Cole, 65, Gainesville
Roger Lee Cole, 65, of Gainesville passed away September 27, 2018 following a truck accident. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Cha ...
Edith M. Williams, 96, Gainesville, formerly of Roswell
Edith M. Williams of Gainesville, formerly of Roswell, GA, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away on September 27, 2018, at the age of 96.  ...
George Cochran, 90, Murrayville
George W. Cochran, 90 of Murrayville, Ga. passed away Thursday September 27, 2018 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home following a recent illness. Mr. Cochran was born in Hall County ...

Other

Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, Jackson
Ruby Lee Patterson, 84, of Jackson, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Ruby retired from the Clayton County (GA) Police Department and then was the Secretary at Hig ...
Mrs. Wilmatine English Smith, age 88 of Atlanta, GA, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Dekalb Medical Center. A daughter of the late Raleigh and Nannie Hooper Engl ...

White

Deborah Eloise McCarty, 59, Cleveland
Deborah Eloise McCarty, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mrs. McCarty was born on April 6, 1959, in Cumming, GA, to the late Norman and Ruth Cal ...
Phillip Gary Adams, 56, Cleveland
Phillip Gary Adams, age 56 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Mr. Adams was born on March 22, 1962, in Jasper, Georgia, to Gary Claude Adams and the late ...
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