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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 2nd, 2019

Banks

Roy Samuel Gardiner, age 82 of Lula, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on Sept. 5, 1936 in Maysville, GA, he was the son of the late Morris and Ada Parker Gardiner. H ...

Dawson

Denise Pilcher, 58, Dawsonville
Denise Pilcher, age 58, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home. Denise was employed by State Farm Insurance Company at the corporate office in John ...
Dorothy Jones, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Jones, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 12, 1936 to the ...

Forsyth

Angela Maria Medley, 59, Cumming
Angela Maria Medley, age 59, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2018. Angela was a member of Alpharetta Church of God. She loved to garden and color with her glitter ...

Gwinnett

Lonia Porter Roberts, 90, Sugar Hill
Lonia Porter Roberts, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, George W. and Mamie Porter; sister, Elsie Maddox; brot ...

Habersham

Bart Devlin Durham, 51, Demorest
Bart Devlin Durham, age 51, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Demorest ...

Hall

Helen Loretta Clark, 79, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Loretta Clark, age 79, of Murrayville, passed away on January 2, 2019 at her residence. Born July 7, 1939 in Saranac Lake, NY to parents Raymond and Nabe White LaBo ...
Blanche Steffens Cook, 93, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Blanche Steffens Cook, age 93, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow, surrounded by her family. Privat ...
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, Gainesville
Thomas Monroe Holton, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, J ...
Carol Ann Mayfield, 61, Formerly of Flowery Branch
Carol Ann Mayfield, age 61, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. She was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt who lived life to the fullest. ...
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, 87, Flowery Branch
Geraldine (Jerry) Conner LeBlanc, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 87 years old. Jerry spent ...

Jackson

Nathan Samuel Mize, 74, Commerce
Nathan Samuel Mize, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Born on June 3, 1944 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late Thad and Frankie Mize. He was a m ...
Mary Jo Riley Reed, 89, Pendergrass
            Mrs. Mary Jo Riley Reed, age 89 of Pendergrass, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with her ...

Lumpkin

Edwin "Ed" Cook, 81, Dahlonega
  Edwin “Ed” Lee Cook, age 81 of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mr. Cook was born on March, 24, 1934, in Memphis, Texas, to the late R ...
Thelma P. Whelchel, 97, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Thelma Whelchel, age 97, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Cou ...

Other

Maya Handler, 15, Alpharetta
  Maya Handler 15, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on January 2, 2019. Maya is predeceased in death by her grandfather Mack Warren. Maya is survived by her loving paren ...

White

  Anthony Joseph “Tony” Merante, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Tony was born on October 31, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, ...
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