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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 24th, 2020


Linda Orr Evans, 68, Dawsonville
Linda Orr Evans, 68, of Dawsonville, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020 at NEGA Medical Center, Dahlonega, GA.  She was born to the late Kelsey and Eva Orr.&nbs ...


Shawn Patrick Biven, 55, Cumming
Shawn Patrick Biven 55, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Services will be held on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...


Alfred N. English, 64, Buford
Alfred N. English, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Elaine Millsap English, Buford, GA; Children, Jackie Os ...
Paula Kaye Butler, 71, Suwanee
Paula Kaye Butler 71, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Paula was a member of First Redeemer Church, a 30year member of ALTA and loved to work in her fl ...


Gloria Elizabeth Rainey Brown, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted ...
Clarence Dover, 99, Demorest
Clarence Dover, age 99 of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in the Hollywood Community on April 4, 1921, Mr. Dover was the son of the late Maxwell and Lizzie Do ...
Mildred Anderson Ellison, 92, Clarkesville
Mildred Anderson Ellison, age 92, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Mrs. Ellison was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 23, 1927, to the late Hen ...
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, 94, Clarkesville
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in LaFayette, Georgia, on April 17, 1926, Mrs. Kelly was the daughter of the late Pa ...


Peggy Abell, age 75, passed away on April 24, 2020 following a brief illness. A native of Louisville, KY she was the daughter of the late Thelma Burke. Peggy attended Holy Rosary H ...
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, Oakwood
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, of Oakwood, passed into the everlasting arms of her Lord Jesus on April 24, 2020, following an extended illness. Her family will have a private, graveside ...
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41, Gainesville
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41 of Gainesville passed away April 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday May 1, 2020 at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Oakwood. Th ...


Maurice Jane Ford, 97, Jefferson
Mrs. Maurice Jane Ford was born in Gilliam, LA. in 1923.  Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her parents Jonnie Grace Lane Garner, and Alonzo Payne Garner of Atlanta, Ga..&nbs ...


Rhonda Kay Miller, 42, Dahlonega
Ms. Rhonda Kay Miller, age 42, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Rhonda was born in Hall County on December 4, 1977. She was preceded in death by her father Ronni ...


James Newton Martin, Jr., 91, Fairhope, Ala., formerly of Gainesville
On Friday, April 24, 2020 James Newton Martin, Jr. of Fairhope, Ala. passed away at age 91 after an 8-year battle with dementia. He will be remembered by those who loved him as a g ...


Sheila Rae Owenby, 58, Cleveland
Shelia Rae Owenby, 58, of Cleveland passed away April 24, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1961 in Murphy, North Carolina to Bobby Ray Trout and Barbara Jean Watkins.  Shel ...
Joel Chester Rodgers, Sr., 81, Cleveland
On Friday, April 24th, 2020 Joel Chester Rogers, Sr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81.  Joel was born on January 5th, 1939 in Cleveland, ...
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