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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 23rd, 2020

Forsyth

Johnny “Big John” William Walls, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Johnny was born in 1954, to the late Howard and Gwen Walls. He lov ...

Gwinnett

Wesley Cummings , Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Wesley Cummings, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Kathleen Frady Allgood Cummings, Suga ...
Mitzi O'Hara, 58, Stone Mountain
Mitzi O’Hara 58 of Stone Mountain passed away Wednesday December 23.  Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home. 

Habersham

Byron Ray Adamson, 75, Alto
Byron Ray Adamson, 75, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mr. Adamson was born April 15, 1945 in Banks County, Georgia to the late W ...
Clarence "Oogie" Wiley Gunn, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gunn was born ...
Marsha Hicks James, 75, Springfield, formerly Clarkesville
Marsha Hicks James, age 75, of Springfield, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday December 23, 2020. Mrs. James was born on September 21, 1945 in At ...

Hall

Larry Martin Chester, 66, Gainesville
Larry Martin Chester 66 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 23rd. Larry Martin Chester was born June 6, 1953 to the late Viola Martin and Jimmie L. Chester Jefferson, Ga ...
Bishop L. Wayne Hicks, 74, Gainesville
  Bishop L. Wayne Hicks, 74 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, ...
Christopher Shane Parr, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Shane Parr, 54, of Gainesville passed away December 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Pa ...

Jackson

Mark Andrew Shirley, 64, Commerce
Mr. Mark Andrew Shirley, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Shirley was born in Commerce to Genevieve Aspinwall Shirley of Comm ...

Lumpkin

Ostena Grizzle, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ostena Mary Grizzle, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mrs. Grizzle was a native and lifelong resident o ...

Other

Mrs. Rosa Elizabeth Elliott Carlyle, 84, of Bowersville, passed away December 23, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. ...

White

Roy Belville, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Roy Belville, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mr. Belville was born to the late Leroy and Charlotte Easley Bumgardner Belville.  In addi ...
Belma Jones Shadburn, 81, Cleveland
Belma Jones Shadburn, age 81, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of ...
Juanita Watkins Southerland, age 91, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Habersham Medical Center following a battle with COVID-19. Mrs. Souther ...
Jessie Sparks, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Jessie Sparks, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  Mrs. Sparks was born in Cleveland to the late Willis Lewis and Letcher Satterfield Autr ...
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