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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 3rd, 2019

Banks

John Michael McLendon, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. McLendon was born on January 15, 1964, in Jesup, Georgia. He was preceded in death ...

Forsyth

Ms. Peggy Sue Word Blackwell, 52, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her hu ...
Haven Earl Reed, 66, Cumming
Haven Earl Reed 66, of Cumming, GA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Tony Lee Callahan, 72, Loganville
Tony Lee Callahan, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mattie Callahan; and grandchildren, Amanda Ca ...
Christine Brock Hughes, age 79 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, Gillsville
Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, of Gillsville passed away March 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ...

Hall

Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, Flowery Branch
Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, of Flowery Branch passed away March 3, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The ...
Tammy Leigh Lutz, 58, Flowery Branch
Tammy Leigh Lutz, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia Weaver; sister, Lisa Ann Pendry. She is survive ...
Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, ...

Jackson

Joyce Elaine Fowler, 74, Braselton
Joyce Elaine Fowler, age 74 of Braselton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Parsons, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. Parsons was born in Hall County on July 22, 1940 to the late Dewitt and ...

Other

Edmund Wallace Cotter (Eddy) of Atlanta, GA, born October 20, 1919 in East Rockaway, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  An original member of the Army-Air Corps in ...
Jonathan Riffe, 52, Madison
Jonathan Riffe was born Nov 6,1966. To the belated Constance Garner  and John Riffe in Gainesville , Ga 30501.     He left behind sisters and brothers .. Ca ...

Stephens

Noah Lawson Newkirk, 15, Toccoa
Noah Lawson Newkirk, age 15 months of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 3, 2019 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A son of Joseph and Rachel Lawson Newkir ...
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