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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 8th, 2019

Gwinnett

Paul Fortune Long, 86, Hoschton
Paul Fortune Long, age 86, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Lillian Lowey Long; sons, Gary Steven (Christ ...

Habersham

Tony Roger Sullivan, 60, Mt. Airy
Tony Roger Sullivan, age 60, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Born in Habersham County to the late Roy and Icie Myers Sullivan. Tony was employed with T ...

Hall

Alden "Al" C. Laird Jr., of Gainesville, passed away Saturday June 8, 2019. AL was born in Troy, New York to the late, Alden Coe Laird, Sr. and Laura Beckstrom Laird.& ...
Mary Jeanette Jones Schacht, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2019. She was born in Durham County, North Carolina on May 17 ...
Farris Arnold Coker, 79, Gainesville
Farris Arnold Coker, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away June 8, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Coker was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Blairsville to the late Arnold ...
Sue Sullens Garrett, 59, Gainesville
Sue Sullens Garrett age 59 of Gainesville passed away Thursday June 6, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Garrett was born on June 24, 1959 in Hall County to the ...

Rabun

Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, 72, Mountain City
Shirley Mae Cummins Manry, age 72, of Mountain City, Ga., passed away June 8, 2019 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Elisha Cummins and Henrietta Denny Darr ...

Stephens

Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, 91, Hoschton formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Annie Pearl Sullens Payne, age 91, of Longleaf Drive in Hoschton, Georgia and a former longtime resident of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Waterford at Oakwood, ...

White

William Earl Alexander, 77, Cleveland
William Earl Alexander, age 77, of Cleveland passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Alexander was born on September 27th, 1941 in Cleveland, GA. He was preceded in death by ...
Paul R. Croslin, age 67, passed away on June 8, 2019.  Paul was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in May of 1952.  He attended Boca Ciega High where he proudly was ...
Gaynell Satterfield Harkins, Gay as she was known throughout her life, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital of heart failure after a bout of bro ...
James Henry Roach Jr., 73, Cleveland
Mr. James Henry Roach, Jr., age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Roach was born in Jackson County, Ga to the late James Henry and Rosella Garrett Roach. ...
Edward 'Eddie' Rowland, 77, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. Edward "Eddie" Rowland, age 77, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019. Mr. Rowland was born in Pennsylvania to William Edward and Betty Ellen Row ...
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