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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 5th, 2020


Patricia Miller Smith, 80, Dawsonville
Patricia Miller Smith, 80 of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Ila, Georgia, Mrs. Smith has lived in Hall and Dawso ...


Chad Nelson Handrop, 32, Cumming
Chad Nelson Handrop, age 32, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born in 1988, to Glenn and Terri Handrop. Chad was an outdoorsman and had a passion for ...


Emma Jean Bowens, 70, Braselton
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Emma Jean Bowens, loving mother of three children, and published author, passed away at the age of 70 in Braselton, GA. Emma was born on June 21, 1949 i ...
Danny Odom, 66, Buford
Danny Odom, age 66 of Buford, GA, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness. Danney has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He is surviv ...


Jack Harold Freeman, 84, Demorest
Jack Harold Freeman, age 84, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Born on August 13, 1935, in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Fred and Jessie Dorsey Freeman. ...


Charlie Richard Conner, 87, Flowery Branch
Charlie Richard Conner, 87 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Conner was the son of the late Frank H. ...
Frank Charles “Charlie” Charpiat, III age 49 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Charlie was born Au ...
Lynn Rae Cruse, 56, Oakwood
Lynn Rae Cruse of Oakwood, Georgia, was called Home on March 5 while in her home being cared for by Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice Care and her husband. This world los ...
Barbara Ann Fowler, 82, Gainesville
Miss Barbara Ann Fowler, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Northridge Health & Rehab Facility following an extended illness.   &nb ...
Gloria Mattie Sisk, 86, Gainesville
Gloria Mattie Sisk age 86 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gloria was born April 10, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Le ...


Ann Ruth Wilbanks, 79, Nicholson
Mrs. Ann Ruth Wilbanks, age 79, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Jefferson to the late Scot ...


William Gladstone Owens, Jr. was born on December 14, 1927, in Royston, Georgia.  Around 1930, the family moved to Dahlonega, which William cherished and called home fo ...


  Undine Thelma Ertzberger Poole, age 87 of Carnesville, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Memorial services will be held 3 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Alle ...


Marvin Lanier Chambers, 81, Cleveland
  Marvin Lanier Chambers, age 81, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  Lanier was born in White County on December 19, 1938 to Marvin and ...
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