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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 16th, 2019

Dawson

Wetaunah "Tonnie" Cates, 65, Dawsonville
Mrs. Wetaunah “Tonnie” Cates, age 65, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Tonnie was born in Seymour, IN on January 14, 1954 to the late William ...

Forsyth

Leon L. Samples, 84, Cumming
Leon L. Samples, age 84, of Cumming, GA., passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was born in 1934, to the late Manuel and Ina Samples. Leon was a member of Salem Baptist Churc ...

Hall

Marvin Henry Dover, 71, Gainesville
 Mr. Marvin Henry Dover, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at his residence following a brief illness.       F ...

Jackson

Mary Helen McGuire, 91, Talmo
Mrs. Mary Helen Murrow McGuire, of Gainesville, slipped peacefully into the arms of her Savior on January 16, 2019. Helen was born to the late Elmer & Vera Mae Murrow on Septem ...
Charles Scott Brown, Jr, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Charles Scott Brown, Jr., age 83 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  Mr. Brown was born in Atla ...
Robert Michael Burton, 51, Commerce formerly of Cleveland
  Mr. Robert Michael Burton age 51 of Commerce formerly of Cleveland. Mr. Burton passed away Friday, November 23, 2018. Born in White County on July 24, 1967. Mr. Burton w ...

Rabun

Ada Elizabeth Rogers Billingsley, 76, of the Satolah Community passed January 16, 2019 at the Oconee Medical Center. She was born the daughter of the late Edward Monroe Rogers a ...

Union

Dr. Marion “Doc” Hollis Tanksley, age 81, of Blairsville passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Dr. Tanksley was born in Habersham County on March 22, 1937 to the ...

White

Lois Payne Johnson, 80, Cleveland
Lois Payne Johnson, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was born on May 16, 1938, in McDowell County, West Virginia, to the late Ballar ...
Vernon Wooley, 91, Cleveland
Vernon Wooley, age 91 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Born in Galveston, Texas on January 3, 1928, he was a son of the late Gaddis Hugh and Emily Eliza ...
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