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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 8th, 2020

Habersham

Angela "Diane" Burton, 67, Demorest
Angela “Diane” Burton was 67 years old when she went to be with the Lord at 12:06 pm Thursday, October 8th, 2020. Diane was born in Jacksonville, Fl on February 13th, 1 ...

Hall

Mary June Chivers, 81, Gainesville
Mary June Chivers passed away peacefully on September 30, 2020 at 81 years of age in Gainesville, GA. Mary was a remarkable lady who touched a lot of lives in many special ways. ...
Bettie Jane Chriss, 90, Gainesville
Ms. Bettie Jane Chriss age 90 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &nbs ...
Shelly Hembree Martin, 58, Clermont
Shelly Hembree Martin, 58, of Clermont, Ga. died on October 8, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held at graveside at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Trinity United Meth ...
Peggy Epps Patton, 85, Gainesville
Peggy Epps Patton, 85 of Gainesville passed away Monday August 3, 2020. Born in Madison County, Mrs. Patton had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  She was the daug ...

Jackson

Floyd C. Thompson, 82, Hoschton
Floyd C. Thompson, 82, of Hoschton, GA, died Thursday, October 8, 2020. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. Rev. Ha ...

Lumpkin

Mervin G. Blank, 90, Dahlonega
RIP Dad (aka. Pop Pop Merv) Mervin G. Blank, 90, passed away in Dahlonega, Georgia, on October 8, 2020. He was born in Elverson, PA on November 1, 1929, and spent most of his li ...
Nancy Martin, 81, Dahlonega
Nancy Martin, born in Georgetown, Washington DC in 1939. She later relocated to Dahlonega with her husband in 1992 where she is a member of Dahlonega United Methodist Church.  ...

White

Betty Humphrey Boggs, 91, Cleveland
Betty Humphrey Boggs age 91 of Cleveland passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home of C ...
J.D. Farmer, 90, Cleveland
J.D. Farmer, age 90 of Cleveland, GA, passed away October 8, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for 4:00 PM, Saturday, October ...
Crystal Lynn Grizzle, 39, Cleveland
Crystal Lynn Grizzle, age 39, of Cleveland, passed away on October 8, 2020. Crystal was born on October 8, 1981, in California.  She worked as a home health nurse.  Cr ...
Brenda Sue Sosebee, 72, Cleveland
Brenda Sue Sosebee, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020. Mrs. Sosebee was born in Demorest, GA to the late Fred and Bell Simmons Tanksley. Brenda worked m ...
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