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Robbie Ann Dowdy, 49, Winder
Robbie Ann Dowdy, age 49, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. Memorial services will be held 4:30 pm Friday August 23, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The fa ...

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Charles James Austin, 40, Cumming
Charles James Austin 40, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...
Joseph Michael Troncale, 77, passed away on August 9, 2019.  Joe was born in Gadsden, Alabama and was the son of Joe and Lillie Troncale.  He graduated from The ...

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Henry F. “Red” Holbrook, age 89, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Born in Mountain City, Georgia on February 25, 1930; he was a son of ...

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Leonard Calhoun Colvin, 86, Gainesville
Leonard Calhoun Colvin, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia after a brief illness. He was born March 18, ...
Lavonia H. Mundy, 96, Gainesville
Lavonia Hamilton Mundy passed away August 10, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Lillie Whelchel Hamilton and was a life-long resident of Gainesville.  Mrs. Mundy gr ...
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols, 92, Gainesville
Irma Jean Wellborn Nichols age 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nichols was born in Santa Rosa, Florida to the late James William & ...
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, Gainesville
Nancy Carol Cole Scott, 75, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A Graveside service will b ...
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, Gainesville
Ralph Clarence Villyard, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Villyard was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hal ...

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Anthony “Tony” Maddox, 51, Dahlonega
Anthony “Tony” Maddox age 51, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2019 surrounded by family. Mr. Maddox retired as a Lieutenant with th ...
Robert W. Somers, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert W. Somers, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away at home with his friends by his side on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  Robert had lived in North Carolina most of his li ...

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Mary “Linda” Howard Cleghorne, age 72 of Colbert, GA passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.   Born on June 20, 1947 in Arcadia Desato, FL, she was the daughter ...
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