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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2020

Banks

Mrs. Nancy Fincher Sullivan, age 75, of Homer, GA died Friday, October 23, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Sullivan was born in Clayton to the late, Joh ...

Forsyth

Maria Magdalena Cox, 87, Cumming
Maria Magdalena Cox, 87, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Maria is survived by her children; George Cox of Cumming, Georgia; and Susan Cox of Roswe ...

Gwinnett

Patrick Stroup, 66, Buford
Patrick “Pat” Stroup, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Stroup and mother, Jean Marie Stroup. He ...

Hall

Brenda Joyce Collins, 73, Gainesville
           Brenda Joyce Collins, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at her residence.    ...
Joseph Walker Carruth, Jr., 86, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Walker Carruth, Jr., 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 peacefully at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2 ...
Viola Nell Fahey, 72, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Viola Nell Fahey, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Zion Hill Baptist Churc ...
Joe Tom McEntire, Jr., 93, Flowery Branch
Joe Tom McEntire Jr. age 93, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on October 23, 2020. A service celebrating his life will be held at Saturday 11 a.m. November 7, 2020 in chapel ...
Barbara Juanita Williams Moore, 90 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at her residence. Born in Donaldsonville, Georgia, Mrs. Moore had lived in Hall County for ...
John Fitzgerald "Ken" Rucker, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Memorial Park North River ...
David Michael Tisdell, 25, Oakwood
Mr. David Michael Tisdell, 25, of Oakwood, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020. A Celebration of the Life service will be held on November 14, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p. ...

Jackson

Richard Wesley Whitener, 77, Nicholson
Richard Wesley Whitener, Sr, age 77, of Nicholson, GA passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. His life is being celebrated by the large family he left behind: His loving wife, Jea ...

Lumpkin

George Joseph Petro Sr., 64, Dahlonega
Mr. George Petro, Sr., age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Petro was born in Pittston, PA on February 1, 195 ...

Other

Kenneth (Ken) Labbe, 79, McDonough
Kenneth (Ken) Labbe, 79, of McDonough, GA tragically passed away on October 23, 2020 from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident. He was born April 19, 1941, in Akron, OH ...
Ryan Spielman, 28, Roswell
Ryan Spielman, age 28, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born on October 5, 1992 in Milledgeville, Georgia. Ryan graduated from Buford High Sch ...

Stephens

Mark Timothy Holbrooks, 61, Eastanollee
Mr. Mark Timothy Holbrooks, age 61 of Eastanollee passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. A son of the late Fairy Fancy and Gr ...

White

J.L. Zini, 78, Cleveland
Mr. J L Zini, age 78, of Cleveland went to Heaven Friday, October 23, 2020. Mr. Zini was born October 16, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts to the late Cesare and Josephine Zin ...
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