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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 16th, 2020


Richard Russell Brown, age 80, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Russell was a 65-year member of Cross Plains Baptist Church and lived in Forsyth County his whole life. He i ...
Geraldine McIntyre Yarbrough, age 71, ran through the pearly white gates of heaven into the loving arms of Jesus on April 16, 2020. She isn’t struggling to breath; she’ ...


Joyce Bellamy, 82, Baldwin
Joyce Bellamy, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Mrs. Bellamy was born on July 26, 1937 in Jackson County, Georgia to the la ...
Travis Horace Smith, Jr., 74, Turnerville
Travis Horace Smith, Jr., age 74, of Turnerville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Born on January 11, 1946, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Travis Horace Smith, J ...


Lois Louellen Hanson Phillips, 91, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lois Louellen Hanson Phillips age 91 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday April 16, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sche ...
Marion Rebecca Evans Sullens, 89, Murrayville
Marion Rebecca Evans Sullens, 89 of Murrayville passed away Thursday April 16, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sullens was ...
Hubert Austin Crow Jr, 81, Oakwood
Mr. Hubert Austin Crow, Jr., 81 of Oakwood went home to be with Jesus surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Crow ...
Robert Gilman Folsom, Jr, 89, Gainesville
  Robert Gilman Folsom, Jr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Folsom was born August 12, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florid ...
Luther Roberts, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Luther Roberts, Jr., age 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Born on March 21, 1945, in Centre, Alabama, he was a son of the Luther Roberts, Sr. and Ire ...


Jon Wilton Kilgore passed away on April 14, 2020.  We are honoring Jon’s request for cremation. Sometime in the near future, when conditions allow, Jon’s frie ...


Karri Anne Alonso, 26, Toccoa
Karri Anne Alonso, 26, left this world unexpectedly on April 16, 2020, after a brief illness. She was a beloved, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend.& ...
Ms. Betty Jean Brady Smith, age 87, of Toccoa passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A daughter of the late Broadus and Beulah Burrell Brady, sh ...


Homer Lee Dyer, 57, Helen
Homer Lee Dyer, age 57, of Helen, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Mr. Dyer was born on June 16, 1962.  He worked as a mechanic for Milton Martin Honda and was a tr ...
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