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Local Obits for Wed. May 8th, 2019

Forsyth

Raleigh Lenard Jones, 53, Cumming
Raleigh Lenard Jones, 53, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his loving daughter Sheila Wheeler. Raleigh is survived by his l ...
In memory of Katy Ruth Wells O’Neal, age 95, of Cumming, Georgia entered into eternal life Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mrs. O’Neal was born on March 16, 1924, in Roysto ...

Gwinnett

Marie M. Osias, 75, Buford
Marie M. Osias, age 75, of Buford, Georgia passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Services will be held at a later date in Pleasantville, New Jersey. Memo ...
Robert B. “Bob” Foerster, Jr. age 60, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He is survived by brother, Carl J. Foerster, Covington, GA; sisters and broth ...

Habersham

Ferrell E. (Red) Gray, 89, Demorest
Ferrell E. "Red" Gray, age 89, of Demorest, Georgia went home to see The Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 following a brief illness. Mr. Gray was born on September 13, 1 ...

Hall

Bonnie Lynn Smith, 53, Gainesville
Bonnie Lynn Smith, 53, of Gainesville, GA died May 8, 2019. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Miss Smit ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Ray Hood, 59, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny Ray Hood, age 59, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Johnny was born in Duluth on March 29, 1960 to the late Harold Hunter and Lillie Mae Scott.  I ...

Rabun

Ida Webb, 85, Tiger
Ida Webb, age 85, of the Cannonwood Assisted Living facility, passed away peacefully with her daughter and family at her bedside on May 8th, 2019. Ida was born on April 6th, 193 ...
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