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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 21st, 2019


Ronald Edwin Roetman, 75, Cumming
Ronald Edwin Roetman on Saturday, September 21, 2019, dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 75. He was a faithful and devoted husband of 5 ...


Lynn J. Harter, 85, Sugar Hill
Lynn J. Harter, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Leigh Wilson and Jean Harter; sons, Andrew Harter, ...
Ivan Robert Wall, 53, Snellville
Mr. Ivan Robert Wall, age 53 of Snellville passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Royce and Mildred Owens Wall, he was born October 24, 196 ...


Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, 57, Gainesville
Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Ms. Pursley was born on April 4, 1962, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, Gainesville
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday ...
Grace A. Leonard, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace A. Leonard age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Graveside services will be ...


Barbara Ann Black, 68, Commerce
Barbara Ann Black was born on April 6, 1951 and went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Rose Leachman. She had two children; Sha ...
Harper Mae Wiley, Inf, Hoschton
Infant Harper Mae Wiley, daughter of Joshua and Brittany Wiley, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandmother, Evelyn Gee ...
Julia P. Williams, 97, Homer
Mrs. Julia P. Williams, age 97, of Homer, GA died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Williams was born in Homer to the late John and Byrd Hope Payne.  S ...


Janelle Black, 78, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland
Janelle B. Black, age 78, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Mrs. Black was born on June 22, 1941, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Tammi Boswell, 55, Cleveland
Tammi Boswell age 55 passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tammi is survived by uncle and aunt Billy and Christy Phillips, of Cleveland, Georgia; aunt and uncle Judy and Doug W ...
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