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Local Obits for Mon. May 25th, 2020

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Harley S. Shirley, 101, Winder
Harley S. Shirley, age 101, of Winder passed away Monday, May 25, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Past ...

Habersham

Jean Townsend Mote, 73, Demorest
Jean Townsend Mote, age 73 of the Habersham Mills Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2020 at her residence following an extended illnes ...
Vernell Doretha Sweat, 91, Cornelia
Mrs. Vernell Doretha Sweat, age 91, of Cornelia passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Graveside Services will take place at a later date. Mrs. Sweat wa ...
Carolyn Ann Moore, 71, Demorest
Carolyn Ann Moore, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held at Yonah Memorial Gardens. In lieu ...
Florence Whisenant Sands, 80, Clarkesville
Florence Whisenant Sands, age 80 of Clarkesville, passed away May 25, 2020. Born in Clarkesville on June 18, 1939, Mrs. Sands was the daughter of the late Buford Whisenant and t ...

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Virginia Dessie Ivey, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Dessie Ivey, 86, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. ...
Hope Treu, 87, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Hope Treu, age 87, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at The Retreat of Buford, surrounded by her family. A Private Entombment will take place at Memorial P ...

Lumpkin

Marcia Lynn Hope, 59, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marcia Lynn Hope, age 59, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Mrs. Hope was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on July 23, 1960. Mrs. ...

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Tommy Harold Estes, 72, Ball Ground
Mr. Tommy Harold Estes, age 72, of Ball Ground, GA passed away Monday, May 25, 2020. Mr. Estes was born on January 21, 1948 to the late Dozier and Tina Norton Estes. In addition ...

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Elaine S. Carter, 86, Cleveland
Mrs. Elaine S. Carter, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020. Mrs. Carter was born to the late Joseph Andrew and Crew Click Sensabaugh. In additio ...
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