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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 15th, 2019

Gwinnett

Sondra Elsea, 71, Buford
Sondra Elsea, age 71, Buford, GA passed away January 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Elsea.  She is survived by brothers, Leonard (Claire) Goldberg, W ...

Habersham

Lucy McCoy Ragan, 92, Cornelia
  Lucy McCoy Ragan, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Ragan was born on April 6, 1926 in Maysville, Georgia to t ...
James Edward "Ed" Owens, 72, Mount Airy
  James Edward "Ed" Owens, age 72, passed away in his home, on January 15th, 2019 in Mount Airy, Georgia after an extended illness. Mr. Owens, known by family ...

Hall

Marvin “M.T” Simmons, 82, Gainesville
Known throughout Georgia legal circles, Marvin T. Simmons, Jr. (known generally as M.T. ), was a lawyer’s lawyer, a mentor to countless younger attorneys, a paragon of deco ...
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, 90, Gainesville
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral service will be 3PM Friday, January 18, 2019 at New Hope United Methodist Church ...
Glen Dora Keels, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Glen Dora Keels of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed January 15, 2019.  Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 ...
Jorge Alberto Villatoro Paz, 70, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. John Paul II Catho ...

Jackson

Dr. Maurice Jean VanBesien, age 87 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. A service will be held at a later date at Ruck Funeral Home in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Lumpkin

Velma Sullens, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Velma Sullens, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Sullens was born in Lumpkin County on March 25, 1942 to the late George Tate and Margaret Mo ...
Joyce Sullens Parrish, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Sullens Parrish, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a period of declining ...

White

Doris Lee Thomason, 80, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Doris Lee Thomason, age 80 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 15, 2019.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January ...
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