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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 20th, 2019


Fred Tanner, 86, Cumming
Mr. Fred Tanner 86, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019.   Visitation will be on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. ...


Kay Harrington Pack, 73, Lawrenceville
Kay Harrington Pack, age 73, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Hattie Harrington and brother, Gene Har ...
Kaylynn Ticas, 20, Lawrenceville
Kaylynn Ticas, age 20, of Lawrenceville, GA  passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019.  She is survived by her mother, Argelia Estrada Ticas, Lawrenceville; father,  Edwi ...
Caroline Butler Hughes, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She is survived by her husband of one and half years, Bill Hughes, Buford, GA; children, Ra ...


Shirley Louise Pippel Bower, 95, Gainesville
Shirley Louise Pippel Bower passed away at her home in Gainesville, GA. on July 20, 2019. Shirley was born on Ridge Avenue in Arnold, PA. on August 16, 1923 to Herbert Augustus Pip ...
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, Oakwood
Jerry D. Carpenter, 79, of Oakwood passed away at his residence on Saturday, July 20, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday ...
Mr. Herman Preston DeLaPerriere, III of Hoschton passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5 ...
Mr. William Robert “Bill” Fletcher, age 80, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mr. Fletcher was born in Burwell, GA on October 15, 1938. He attended ...
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, 99, Flowery Branch
Clara Westbrooks Higgins, age 99, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Higgins; parents, Wiley and Irene We ...


Patricia Ann Cox, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Patricia Ann Cox, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019. Mrs. Cox was born in London, England on November 20, 1931 to the late Kenneth and Eileen Beatric ...


Catherine Lanelle Grant Coons, 65, Tavares, Florida
Catherine Lanell Coons, age 65 of Tavares, Florida and Cleveland Georgia, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 20 2019. Mrs. Coons was born September ...


Arzellia Crow Franklin, age 84 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at New Horizons in Gainesville. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00a ...
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