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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 5th, 2019

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Dewey Gordon McCulley, 85, Cumming
Dewey Gordon McCulley, of Cumming, Ga. passed away in the early morning of February 5, 2019 at the age of 85. After years of battling heart issues and dementia, he died peacefully ...
Alice Janette Barfield, 83, Cumming
Alice Janette Barfield, age 83, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Janette was born in 1935, to the late W.H. and Agnes Coleman. ...
Kimberly Ann George Brennan was born July 26, 1966 to Earl and Linda George in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Kimberly attend ...

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James Candler Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mr. James Candler Helton, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following an extended illness.    ...
Azalee Elizabeth Hughes Ladd, 98, Gainesville
Azalee Elizabeth Hughes Ladd, 98 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. ...
Harry Franklin Rue, 79, Gainesville
Harry Franklin Rue was born in Jobstown, New Jersey, January 6, 1940, to parents Harvey and Esther Rue.  He was preceded in death by his son, Henry Rue. Mr. Rue is sur ...
Dorothy (Dot) Sharp Sparkman, 83, Gainesville
Dorothy (Dot) Sharp Sparkman, 83, departed for heaven on February 5, 2019. Interment will take place on Friday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Thompson Cemetery, Prentiss, MS. A memo ...
Roy Allen Robertson, 62, Gainesville
Roy Allen Robertson, age, 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Allen Robertson. He is survived by his wife, V ...

Jackson

Mr. Robert Joseph “Bob” Cowan, age 91, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at The Palms at Lake Spivey.  Mr. Cowan was born in Atlanta to the late Hira ...

Lumpkin

Margaret Staffieri, 75, Dahlonega
Margaret Staffieri, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA. formerly of Cumming, GA. passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. She attended Little Flower High School in Philadelphia. The fam ...
Barbara Ann Tolbert, 71, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ann Tolbert, age 71, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Barbara was born in Hall County on October 3, 1947 to the late David Clifton and Mary Euge ...
James Robert Wright, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. James Robert Wright, age 71 of Dahlonega GA passed away on Tuesday February 5th at his residence. Born in Fulton County on June 15, 1947 to parents Robert Wiley Wright and Mary ...

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Clarence Allen Isbell, 79, Cleveland
Mr. Clarence Allen Isbell, age 79 of Pine Crest Circle, Cleveland passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Landmark Hospital, Athens, Georgia. A son of the late John Terrell Isb ...
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