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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 4th, 2019

Banks

Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, Maysville
Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a six-month battle with Pick’s disease. ...

Gwinnett

Marie Josette Oge Alcime, 84, Tomkins Cove, New York
Marie Josette Oge Alcime, age 84, of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She is survived by her children,  Philip Calder, Buford, GA, Nancy Jean,  Po ...
Lawrence “Larry” C. Rakestraw, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Essie Mae Rakestraw ...

Habersham

Lewis B. Trotter, 89, Demorest
Lewis B. Trotter, age 89 of Demorest, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on May 17, 1930 to the late Chester Terrell and Bl ...

Hall

Mary M. Bryson, 84, Gainesville
Mary Bryson, 84, of Gainesville, GA, died August 3, 2019.  Survivors include sisters, Evelyn (Rev. Robert) Jackson and Gennive (Albert) James, both of Dayton, OH, grandchil ...
Aaron Joseph Cooper, 65, Gainesville
Aaron Joseph Cooper age 65 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on August 4, 2019.  Graveside service will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Professional Services Entruste ...
Donnie Mack Godfrey, 72, Gainesville
Donnie Mack Godfrey, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to his heavenly home on August 4, 2019. He passed away at his residence with his family by his side. Donnie was born i ...
Connie Grindle, 57, Gainesville
Connie Grindle, 57, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Chapel o ...
Norberto Hincapie, 60, Gainesville
Norberto Hincapie 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 4, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, 58, Flowery Branch
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lingerfelt. Mr. Lingerfelt is survived ...

Lumpkin

Aligene Abercrombie Costello passed away August 4, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.  She was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on January 19, 1930 to T.E. Abercrombie and Ruby Martin. Aligene ...

Stephens

Edmund Smith, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Edmund Smith, age 93 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Marcus D. and Emma Taylor Smith, he ...
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