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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

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Jerry Neal “Papa” Cobb, 61, of Cumming passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He was a hard ...
Millard “Big John” Walters, 93 years young peacefully passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. He was born in Ellaville, Georgia on December 27, 1926.  He is surv ...

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Mercedes Brittany Brackett, 28, Gainesville
Ms. Mercedes Brittany Brackett, 28, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the chapel of M ...
Rick R. Abrams, 57, Murrayville
Mr. Rick R. Abrams, age 57 of Murrayville passed away August 7, 2020. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. To share a memory of Rick or a condolence with the ...
Mrs. Georgina “Gigi” Lynn Walls Clayton, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Richard Russell Hoffman, 70, Gainesville
Richard Russell Hoffman, 70, of Gainesville passed away August 7, 2020 at his residence. Services will be held at a later date. Born on November 7, 1949 in Salisbury, NC, he ...
Paul Ronny Martin, 67, Gainesville
Paul Ronny Martin, 67, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m ...
Douglas Leonard Partain, 88, Gainesville, formerly of Royston
Douglas Leonard Partain age 88 of Gainesville formerly of Royston, passed away Friday August 7, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Partain was born N ...
Alan F. Pilcher, 71, Gainesville
Alan Futch Pilcher, 71, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 7th, 2020. Alan was born on August 1, 1949 in Dacula, Ga to RJ and Rosanna Pilcher, the second of their three chi ...
Bobbie Jean Thomas, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Thomas, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Private graveside services ...

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Grace Howard Adams, 85, Maysville
Grace Howard Adams, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.   Born on March 22, 1935 in Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Adams was the daughter of the late Charlie Le ...
Billy Gathright, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Gathright, age 74, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. A graveside service for Mr. Gathright will be hel ...
Syble Morrell Langford, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Syble Morrell Langford, age 77, of Nicholson, GA passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services are ...

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Mary Lou Long Harvey, 84, Eastanollee
Mrs. Mary Lou Long Harvey, age 84. of Wolf Pit Road in Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Paul and ...

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Gloria Ann Anthony, 65, Cleveland
Ms. Gloria Ann Anthony, age 65, of Cleveland, died at her residence on Friday, August 7, 2020. She loved her Lord and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Cleveland.  Ms ...
Lela Pearl Crane, 87, Cleveland
  Mrs. Lela Pearl Crane, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. Mrs. Crane was born in Fannin County to the late German and Evelyn Leo Painter Pittman. ...
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