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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 17th, 2019

Banks

Jim McLendon, 86, Homer
Brother Jim McLendon, age 86, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Brother Jim was born on April 25, 1932, in Columbus, Georgia; a son of the late James ...

Forsyth

William Michael Baggett, 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Maryanne Baggett of Cumming, ...

Gwinnett

Claude D. Godfrey, Sr, 97, Sugar Hill
  Claude D. Godfrey, Sr, age 97, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Inie Myers Godfrey; dau ...
Royce Lee Owens, 67, Buford
Royce Lee Owens, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Runette Stewart Owens; and brothers, Larry Owens, ...

Habersham

Clarice Douglas Wilber, 84, Demorest
Clarice Douglas Wilber, age 84, of Doraville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Mrs. Wilber was born on May 25, 1934 in Michigan City, Indiana to the late Edward ...
Howard Fletcher Wright, 87, Mt. Airy
Howard Fletcher Wright, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Born in Alto, Georgia on March 30, 1932 to the late Fletcher Monroe and Montie Reece Purdy Wr ...

Hall

Captain Ed Lee O’Rourke, 80, Gainesville
Captain Ed Lee O’Rourke, 80 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesv ...
Jefry "Jef" Allen, 62, Gainesville
Jefry "Jef" Allen, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday April 17th, 2019.  He was born in Manchester, CT to his surviving parents Gordon and Charlotte ...
Joann Duncan Garner, 80, Oakwood
Mrs. Joann Duncan Garner, age 80, of Oakwood, GA passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Garner, and daughter, Connie Garner Tatum.& ...
Ivery Jean Wansley, Sr., 84, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration of Life Services for Mr. Ivery Jean Wansley, Sr. will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 Cross Plains Roa ...

Jackson

Tracie L Sellers, 56, Commerce
Mrs. Tracie L. Sellers, age 56, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Sellers was born in Commerce to Betty J. Hoope ...

Lumpkin

Martha Elizabeth Hudson, 73, Dahlonega
 Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hudson, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Mrs. Hudson was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was b ...

Other

David Carl Atkins, 49, Elberton formerly of Auburn
David Carl Atkins, age 49, of Elberton and formerly of Auburn passed away Thursday, April 17, 2019. David found pleasure in the outdoors whether he was fishing or hunting.&nbs ...

Rabun

David Eugene “Tiny” Taylor, age 76, of Wiley, Ga., passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was the son of the late Glenn Jameson Taylor and ...

Stephens

Vernon Grady Osborne, 89, Toccoa
Mr. Vernon Grady Osborne, age 89 of West Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Grady and Edna Poole Osborne, h ...
Gary Lester Smith, 70, Toccoa
Mr. Gary Lester Smith, age 70 of North Pond Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta. A son of the late Floyd and Lexie Edney S ...
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