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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 10th, 2021

Forsyth

Bennett, Betty Sue Hansard of Cumming passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Betty was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Cumming, GA. She was the 9th. child of William Shelton (Littler) and Clu ...
Richard Wallace Epps, 86, Cumming
Richard Wallace Epps, age 86, of Cumming GA, passed away Wednesday March 10th, 2021. Richard was born in 1934, a grew up in the city of Atlanta. Richard was a graduate of Roosevelt ...
Christine Sexton Samples, 86, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She is preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Worley Sexton, father, Egbert Sexton, and her husband ...

Hall

Betty Louise Jarrard, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Louise Jarrard, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Funeral ...
Loretta B. Jones, 67, Gainesville
Loretta B. Jones, age 67, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Todd Jones, brother, Waymon Bruce and her father, Dallas Bruce ...
Jesus Cruz Lopez, 85, Gainesville
Jesus Cruz Lopez, 85 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Jesus was born in Guanajuato, MX and lived 3 ...

Jackson

Hal Rondal Hanley, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hal Rondal Hanley, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Hanley was born in Gainesville to Peggy Williams DeWeese of Athens and t ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Della Grizzle, 84, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Shirley Della Grizzle, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She was born on April 2, 1936 in Dawson County to the late Nay Howard and the late ...
Leona Moss Rider, 93, Dahlonega
Mrs. Leona Moss Rider, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  Mrs. Rider was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on April 2 ...

Other

Robert Manuel Mote, 84, Decatur
Mr. Robert Manuel Mote, age 84, of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully in his home on March 10, 2021.   Robert was born on May 23, 1936 in Newnan, GA to the late Reese E ...
Sabrina Anne Payne, 30, Ball Ground
Sabrina Anne Payne, age 30, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Anyone who knew Sabrina, would say she was always full of life and never met a stranger. S ...
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