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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 10th, 2019

Gwinnett

John Patrick Jordan, 76, Buford
John Patrick Jordan, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019. He is survived by his wife of fifty- three years, Sharon Lee Jordan, Buford, GA; daughter, Janet ...
Veronica O’Malley Blankenship, age 88, of Lilburn, GA passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Bryson Blankenship.  ...
Jeanette McMinn, 86, Lawrenceville
Jeanette Craig McMinn, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.   She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, Richard ...

Hall

Ofelia Zuñiga Contreras, 69, Gainesville
Ofelia Zuñiga Contreras, 69, of Gainesville passed away September 10, 2019 at Piedmont Regional Hospital in Athens. A Rosary will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Septemb ...

Jackson

Kirby Michael Gary, 64, Commerce
Mr. Kirby Michael Gary, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Gary was born in Commerce to the late Odis an ...

Lumpkin

Janie Holman, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janie Holman, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Mrs. Holman was born in Crawfordville, GA on December 19, 1940 to the late Jimmie B. and Dona Fr ...

Other

Charlie James Toney, Powder Springs, formerly of Gainesville
Charlie James Toney of Powder Springs, GA passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from an extended illness. He was born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia to James and Ethel Ton ...

White

Lisa Marie Durfee, 52, Cleveland
Lisa Marie Durfee, age 52 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Mrs. Durfee was born on May 23, 1967, in Keene, New Hampshire, to Dorothy Paro Rule and the l ...
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