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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Carl G. Rakestraw, 90, Cumming
Carl G. Rakestraw, age 90 of Cumming, GA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor D ...

Gwinnett

Faye Nina Gilreath, 88, Lawrenceville
Faye Nina Gilreath, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrenceville, GA on Wednesday August 21st, 2019. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Dadeville, Alabama.  ...
Betty Seiple McHugh, 94, Buford
Betty Seiple McHugh, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband of fifty-two years, Charles P. McHugh; daughter-in-law, Ann ...

Hall

Mr. Bobby Lee “Papa Smurf” Cantrell was born on January 13, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Lester Pruitt and the late Pauline Cantrell. On August 21, 2019, he ...
Margaret “Peggy” Saunders Wilson, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include her daughter, S ...

Jackson

Dan Kirkland Gunnels, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dan Kirkland Gunnels, age 74, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Mr. Gunnels was born ...
Jennie M. Jett, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Jennie M. Jett, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Jett was born in Commerce to the late J.C. and Elma Flemi ...

Other

Heyward Young, Athens
Heyward Young of Athens, (1941 - 2019), and husband of 53 years to Brenda Eberhart Young, passed away on August 21, 2019. Mr. Young retired from NCR, Inc. in 1999, obtained both ...
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died