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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 18th, 2019

Forsyth

Polly Pruitt McSwain, 81, Cumming
Polly Pruitt McSwain (Buice), 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.  A Forsyth County native, Polly was a true Southern lady who lov ...

Gwinnett

Mary Elmore Brown, 72, Buford
Mary Elmore Brown, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.  She was preceded is death by son, Magnus Brown.    She is survived by her husban ...
Peggy Dickerson, 72, Loganville
Peggy Dickerson, age 72, of Loganville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Ms. Dickerson was born on January 31, 1947 in DeKalb County, Georgia to ...
John T. Garrett, 63, Roswell
John T. Garrett, 63, of Roswell, passed on Aug. 18, 2019, from complications of paraneoplastic syndrome associated with a brief but valiant battle with cancer. John was born in ...

Habersham

Robert Curran, 87, Sautee Nacoochee
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert Curran, age 87, of Sautee Nacoochee.  Mr. Curran passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.  Arrangements ar ...

Hall

William Leonard Brown, 79, Gainesville
William Leonard Brown, 79, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, ...
Edna Merle Roberts Brookshire, 85, Flowery Branch
Edna Merle Roberts Brookshire, 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday. August 18, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 201 ...
Wayne Wiggins, 84, Gainesville
Wayne F. Wiggins age 84 of Gainesville passed away August 18, 2019. He was born in Atlanta on May 2, 1935 to Elsie and John Wiggins. Wayne graduated in 1952 from Atlanta’s ...
Wayne Franklin Wiggins, 84, Gainesville
Wayne Franklin Wiggins, 84, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Park Fune ...

Jackson

Teresa Joan (Ayers) Crumley Maginnis passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 after a valiant fight against Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. Her will to live and the faithful prayers of her ...
Mr. Phillip Malcolm Cronic, age 70, of Talmo died Sunday, August 18, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Cronic was born in Gainesville to the late Robert Lee and Zoma Clark Cron ...

Other

Billie Baldwin McMillian, 91, Chattanooga, TN
Mrs. Billie Baldwin McMillian, 91, of Chattanooga, TN, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Toccoa, GA, after a brief illness. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mr. John Albe ...
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