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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

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Mildred LeBlanche Craven, 96, Gillsville
Mrs. Mildred LeBlanche Craven, age 96, of Gillsville, GA died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Craven was born in Carnesville to the late ...

Gwinnett

Elsie Harrison, 94, Buford
Elsie Harrison, age 94, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Janu ...

Hall

Jean Savage Chitwood, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Jean Savage Chitwood, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Perry Hospital following an extended illness.  Prior to her illness, she was a r ...
Joan Fuller Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Fuller Jackson, 90 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 23, 2020. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home an ...
Sandra Swafford Roberts, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sandra Swafford Roberts age 73 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness.   Funeral services are ...
Candi Tucker, 42, Gainesville
Candi Lynn Tucker 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Candi is preceded in death by her father Seth Castleberry, and her sisters; Ann Chumbler ...

Jackson

Freddy Antonio Alaniz, 61, Braselton
Freddy Antonio Alaniz, age 61, of Braselton passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, January 24, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...
Thomas Howard Jackson, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Howard Jackson, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Mr. Jackson was born in Ma ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Alfred Roland “Poss” Brooks, age 77 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  ...

Rabun

James Arthur Blyler, 90, Tiger formerly of Franklin, NC
James Arthur Blyler, age 90 of Tiger and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  No formal services are planned at this time.  An onlin ...

Stephens

Charles Thomas Lewis, 76, Toccoa
Charles Thomas Lewis, age 76 of Toccoa, passed away January 23, 2020, at his residence. Born in Newberry, SC on September 25, 1943, he was a son of the late Thomas and Willie Ma ...

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Danny Ray Evans, 53, Cleveland
Danny Ray Evans 53 of Cleveland, Ga. passed away Thursday January 23, 2020.  Survivors include sons, Danny Ray Evans Jr. of Commerce, Chris Thomas of Dallas, Ga. daughters ...
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