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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 6th, 2019

Dawson

Cliff Cofield, 65, Dawsonville
Cliff Cofield, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cofield was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert & ...

Forsyth

Elsa Vega, 39, Cumming
Elsa Vega, age 39, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 10 from 11am to 9PM at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be ...

Gwinnett

J.W. Henderson, 96, Buford
J.W. Henderson, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Henderson and Beulah Cleghorn Henderson; Howard ...

Habersham

William Maxwell “Max” King, age 97 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, to the late Peter Lambert and Reci ...
Louise Hudson Harris, age 92, of Alto, Ga, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019, following an extended illness, at a local private care facility. Mrs. Harris was born in Dekal ...
RHODA "MARDELLE" SHIRLEY MCGAHEE, age 97, Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Born in Franklin County, Georgia on November 20, 1921, she was ...

Hall

Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, 78, Lula formerly of Young Harris
Tilden Eugene "Gene" Clopton, age 78, of Lula, GA, formerly of Young Harris, GA, died October 6, 2019. Survived by wife, Donna Clopton of Lula, GA. Gene served two ...
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, Gainesville
Shirley Ruth Hemphill, 81, of Gainesville Georgia, died early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, with the comfort of her two daughters after suffering complications associated with A ...
Gemanie Tanner, 99, Gainesville
Mrs. Gemanie Tanner was born August 28, 1920 in Murrayville, Ga to late Melvin Austin and Alfie Daniel Austin. Mrs. Tanner went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2019. Ge ...
Raphael Michael Torres, 35, Gainesville
Raphael Michael Torres age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 6, 2019. He was Kintichiinii (Red House Clan) and born for Naakaii (Hispanic). He is preceded in death by hi ...

Lumpkin

Harold Dorsey Martin, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Dorsey Martin, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on June 16 ...
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