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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 19th, 2020

Forsyth

Ruth Walker Stripland Carter, age 94, better known as “Nanny Ruth” was born April 28, 1926 passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020. Ruth was preceded in death by her ...
Gracie Faye Grant, 75, Cumming
Gracie Faye Grant, 75, of Cumming Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on August 19, 2020. She was 75 years old. Gracie was a member of Salem Baptist Ch ...

Gwinnett

Maria Rodica Dragu, 65, Lilburn
Maria Rodica Dragu, age 65, of Lilburn, GA passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Pavel Dragu, Lilburn; children, Paul Dragu, ...

Hall

Ruby Ward Cleveland, 87, Clermont
Mrs. Ruby Ward Cleveland, 87, of Clermont passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Dahlonega Campus following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
Mary Katherine McCranie, 89, Hoschton
Mrs. Mary Katherine McCranie, age 89, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.  Formerly of Hoschton, she was currently living in Great Oaks S ...
Arthur Frank Valdez, 51, Gainesville
Arthur Frank Valdez, II age 51 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020 at his residence.  Born on July 21, 1969 to Conception Minjarez and the late Arthur Fran ...
Zelda U. Smith, 62, Gainesville
Miss Zelda U. Smith, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at her residence. Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 05, 2020 at 4 ...
John Paul Wenrich, Jr, 75, Gainesville
John Paul Wenrich, Jr., age 75, died on August 19 in Northeast Georgia Hospital Gainesville Georgia due to Corvid-19. He is survived by his wife Shirlyn Marie Houser Wenrich; da ...

Other

Susan Kay Chambers, 61, Canton
Susan Kay Chambers, 61, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Susan is preceded in death by her parents; Edward and Rita Root. She is survived by her ...
Wayne Eugene Jones, 69, Lexington, GA
Mr. Wayne Eugene Jones age 69, of Lexington, GA  30648 passed away on Wednesday, August, 19, 2020 at Piedmont Health Care. Funeral Service are scheduled for Monday, August ...
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