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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

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Hazel White, 88, Winder
  Hazel White, age 88, of Winder, GA passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vic James White, and daughter, Shirley White ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Mary Hallford Yearwood, age 84 of Phillips Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late George and Arlie Phillips Hallford ...

Gwinnett

John “Johnny” Wade Leaphart, 70, Lawrenceville
John “Johnny” Wade  Leaphart, age 70, of  Lawrenceville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella Louise G ...
Audrey Richardson, 83, Suwanee
Audrey Richardson, age 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. She is survived by her children, Kim Avery, Dacula, GA, Crystal Denise Richardson, Stone Moun ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Martha Lee Gibson Asherbranner, age 93 of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow ...

Hall

Alice Milligan Clark, 93, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Alice Milligan Clark, 93, of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Kinney will offici ...
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa, inf, Gainesville
Noah Elijah Dela Rosa infant son of Jason and Candice Dela Rosa went to his Heavenly Home on February 20, 2019.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday February 24, ...
Zena S. Gilbert, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Zena S. Gilbert, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at The Waterford at Oakwood. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Mr ...
Billy Joe Smith, 81, Clermont
Billy Joe Smith, age 81 of Clermont, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family, pastor and nursing staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Billy w ...

Jackson

William "Bill" Martin Osburn, age 60, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 23, 2019 at La ...
R.L. Pruitt, 76, Commerce
R.L. Pruitt, 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019. Mr. Pruitt was born February 7, 1943 in White County, he was the son of the late Riley and Era Gillelan ...

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Beverly Ann Castleberry Winsness, age 73, of Anderson County, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Rainey Hospice House following a brave fight with panc ...
Martha “Frances” Davis Francis, age 83, of Lavonia, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Ms. Francis was ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas Frank Alexander, age 92, of Brown Circle in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home. A son of the late George Washington Alexander and Rosa R ...
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