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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 26th, 2019


Janet “Jan” Miller (Browning), born April 14, 1950 in Hall County passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on December 26, 2019 at 9:20 pm.   Jan was ...


Hershel F. Frazier, 85, Cumming
Hershel F. Frazier, age 85, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on December 23, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years: Sylvia Frazier; children: Bridget Susan Frazier of ...
Shawn Tucker, 49, Cumming
Shawn Bennett Tucker 49, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Visitation will be held from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Monday, December 30, 2019 at McDon ...


Billy Don Cheek, 70, Clarkesville
Mr. Billy Don Cheek age 70 of 630 Hollywood Church Road, Clarkesville passed away December 26, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Fred and Bertha Fowler ...
Ralph Junior Dyer, 67, Mt. Airy
Ralph Junior Dyer, age 67 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019, at Habersham Medical Center.  Born in Toccoa on July 19, 1952, he was a son of the late Ralp ...
Richard Gerald McLaughlin, Sr, age 57 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  No formal services will be held.  An online guest register is available ...


Havis Harvey, 59, Gainesville
Havis Harvey, 59, of Gainesville, GA, died December 26, 2019. Survivors include daughter, Alisha Latoya Harvey Tilmuth; sisters, Patricia (Roger) Harper, Barbara Ann Strong, Reg ...
Havis Harvey, 59, Gainesville
Havis Harvey, 59, of Gainesville, GA, died December 26, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.
Wayne Lee Parrish, Sr., 78, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lee Parrish, Sr. age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Memo ...
Charles Howard Pethel, 82, Danielsville, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Charles Howard Pethel, 82, of Danielsville, passed away on December 26, 2019 after an extended illness. Mr. Pethel was born in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Haskell Howar ...


Mark Edward Chalmers, 57, Braselton
Mark Edward Chalmers, age 57, of Braselton passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  Memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Friday, January 3, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...


Sydney Marcus, 22, Dahlonega
Sydney Shea Marcus, age 22, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019.  Ms. Marcus had a deep affection and love of horses. She loved outdoors such as walk ...


Long Kim, 73, Smyrna
Long Lim, age 73, of Smyrna, GA passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Xuan My Pham Lim, Smyrna; children, Ming Chung Lim, Long So ...


Betty Ann Helton, 77, Cleveland
Betty Ann Helton, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. Mrs. Helton was born October 11, 1942 to the late J.W. Sutton and Grace Sutton. Betty worked for ...
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