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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 2nd, 2019

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Andrew “Drew” Nicholas House, age 25, of Winder, GA passed away on Wedneday, October 2, 2019. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Elaine Wise, Winder, GA; father, Jim ...

Dawson

Ralph Samples, 92, Dawsonville
Ralph Samples, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 2, 2019 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born April 12, 1927 in Chamblee, Georgia to the ...

Gwinnett

James Randy “Big Randy” Coggins, age 73, of Buford, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Dianne Johnson Cog ...
Richard Bonss, 79, Suwanee
  Richard Bonss, age 79, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-eight years, Susan R. Bonss.  Mr. B ...
Brian Samples, Buford
Brian Lonzo Samples was born on July 17, 1976 to the union of Alvin and Patsy Samples in Buford, Georgia and entered his home in heaven on Oct. 2, 2019. He lived big and loved ...

Habersham

Sharon Anita Hicks, 55, Demorest
Sharon Anita Hicks, age 55 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mrs. Hicks was born on February 7, 1964, in Commerce, Georgia, to Marie Wiley Loggins and the ...
Gena Davis, 80, Cornelia
  Gena Davis, age 80, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, De ...
Olen King, 88, Alto
Olen Jack King, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Mr. King's wishes were to be cremated and no formal services are planned at this time. ...

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Florence Cook Beasley, 72, Gainesville
Ms. Florence Cook Beasley age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Sat ...
Rev. William F. “Bill” Surrett age 92 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday October 02, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Uriah Columbus Brown, 95, Commerce
Uriah Columbus Brown, age 95 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.   Born on June 4, 1924 in Jefferson, GA, he was the son of the late Tilman C. and Flo ...
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