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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 2nd, 2019

Forsyth

Richard Earl Hoffman, 78, Cumming
Richard Earl Hoffman age 78, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, ...
Betty Waters, 87, Cumming
Betty Waters, age 87, of Cumming, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Betty “Nanny” had a gift of loving people, and if ...

Gwinnett

Lane Norman, Buford
It’s with a very heavy heart we announce the passing of Lane Norman. Lane was born in 1958 the son of Hawes and Lydia Norman. He earned scouting highest rank that of Eagle Sc ...

Habersham

Louise Smith Holcomb, 82, Baldwin
 Louise Smith Holcomb, age 82 of Mt. Airy, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on March 28, 1937 to the late Harold and Marth ...
Xiane Phong, 63, Alto
Xiane Phong, age 63, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Survivors include his wife and children. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June ...

Hall

Francisco Gomez-Renteria, 61, Gainesville
Francisco Gomez-Renteria, 61, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at St ...
Joshua Luke Johnson, 35, Flowery Branch
Joshua Luke Johnson, 35, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. Josh was born on February 21, 1984 in Lapeer, Michigan, to his proud parents, Ernie and Sh ...
Daniel Varner, 79, Gainesville
Daniel Varner, 79, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Rucker Memor ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Linual Blocker, 88, Jefferson
Billy Joe Linual Blocker, age 88 of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019.   Born on Sept. 22, 1930 in Dallas, TX, he was the son of the late Leonard Leon and M ...
Donna Lee Ramsey Dunn, 75, Hoschton
Donna Lee Ramsey Dunn, age 75, of Hoschton, GA passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Irene Ramsey. She is survived by her sons and d ...
Claudine Guyton Pressley, 80, Pendergrass
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Claudine Guyton Pressley 80 of Pendergrass who passed away June 1, 2019.  Survivors include a brother James Jeffery Looney of Pendergr ...

Stephens

Rachel Faye Yarber Justice, age 70, of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Mrs. Justice was born on April 13, 1949 in Toccoa GA to the late Roy and Mary Yarber ...
Rachel Faye Yarber, 70, Toccoa
Rachel Faye Yarber Justice, age 70, of Toccoa, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Mrs. Justice was born on April 13, 1949 in Toccoa GA to the late Roy and Mary Yarber.&nbs ...

Towns

Charles Dawson, 81, Hiawassee
Charles Dawson, age 81 of Hiawassee, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. Mr. Dawson was born November 10, 1937 in Watkinsville, GA. A loving man who was greatly loved. Charl ...
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