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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

Forsyth

Millie Ona Childers, age 88, passed away peacefully the evening of October 23, 2019.  Millie was born October 21, 1931 in Union County, Georgia to Howard Pat Higdon and Martha ...

Gwinnett

Nellie Foster Nichols, 97, Suwanee
Nellie Foster Nichols, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by son, Johnny Preston Foster; and first husband, Harold Foster. Mr ...
Robert Lamar Poole, 78, Suwanee
Robert Lamar Poole, 78, of Suwanee passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and good friend to many, Lamar was known for ...

Habersham

Jessie McConnell, 84, Mt. Airy
Jessie Rebecca Ansley McConnell, age 84 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at her residence.  Born in Habersham County on April 14, 1935, she was a daugh ...

Hall

Nathaniel Burton, 72, Gainesville
Nathaniel Burton was born in Elbert County on March 21,1947 to the late Leo and Catherine (Dubose) Burton. He was married to Phyllis (Rucker) Burton for 48 years. They were bles ...
McArthur Randolph, Gainesville
Mr. McArthur (Tom) Randolph was born May 12, 1948 in Jackson County, Georgia. He was the son of the late Mr. John Franklin, Jr. and Mrs. Ruby C. Randolph. He departed this life on ...
  Mrs. Mary Croley “Kathy” Thompson age 77 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. &nb ...

Jackson

Carol Irene Coe, 79, Commerce
Carol Irene Coe, age 79, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of fifty-four years, Michael Coe, Commerce, GA; children, Mar ...
Hazel P. Lester, 87, Nicholson
  Mrs. Hazel P. Lester, age 87, of Nicholson died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at St. Gabriel of Athens.  Mrs. Lester was born in Nicholson to the late, Theo and Paulin ...
Laird Phillips, 85, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Laird Phillips, age 85 of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  Mr. Phillips was born in Ja ...
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