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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 11th, 2019

Forsyth

Bo Hughes, 45, Cumming
Bo Hughes, 45, of Cumming passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Bo most of all loved his kids.  Being funny, hunting and fishing were his passions. He was a stranger to no one ...
Homer Ferrell Long, 76, Cumming
Homer Ferrell Long, age 76, of Cumming, GA passed away October 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother & father, Ferrell Long & Miriam Henderson Long and brothers, ...

Gwinnett

Velma Raye Day Orr, 87, Lawrenceville
Velma Raye Day Orr, age 87, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, William Thomas Orr. Mrs. Orr is ...

Habersham

  Billy Joe “Bill” Barden, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Born on November 14, 1928, in Cornelia, he was a son of the late Fran ...

Hall

Fermon Brookshire, 85, Gainesville
Fermon Brookshire, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday October 13, 2019 in the Little Davenport ...
James A. Lee, Jr, 93, Gainesville
Mr. James A. Lee, Jr. age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday October 11, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Private Graveside services will be held a ...
Thomas H. Moretz, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Thomas H. Moretz, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at Gwinnett Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m., S ...
Joseph Douglas "Doug" Morris, Sr. , age 72, peacefully entered into the arms of Jesus on October 11th, 2019.   Doug was raised in the heart of his community ...

Jackson

Walter Alan Turman, 77, Commerce
Walter Alan Turman, age 77 of Commerce, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at his residence. Born on Feb. 25, 1942 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Walter Stanley ...
Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Sue Jane Mealor Fenn, age 88, of Commerce died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Fenn was born in Commerce to the late, Tom Comer and ...

Other

Thelma Mae Draper, 99, Danielsville
Thelma Mae Draper, age 99 of Danielsville, GA, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.   Born on Nov. 26, 1919 in Danielsville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and L ...

White

Rosell Ivey, 76, Cleveland
Rosell Ivey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019. Ms. Ivey was born on March 11, 1943, in Habersham County, to the late Edward and Decie Arrowood Murphy.&n ...
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