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Sherry Evans Berry, 49, Bethlehem
Sherry Evans Berry, age 49, of Bethlehem, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her brother, Brad Raben Evans. Mrs. Evans is survived by her h ...

Dawson

Sharon Leigh Hester, 69, Dawsonville
  Sharon Leigh Hester 69, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. ...

Forsyth

Kenneth “Ken” Louis Christensen 91, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. Full obituary to follow.  Condolences may be expressed at ww ...
Billy Ray Shirley, 63, Cumming
Billy Ray Shirley, age 63, of Cumming, GA passed away October 21, 2020. He is survived by his sister, Lois Nichols, of White, GA, brothers & sisters-in-law, Calvin & El ...
Dennis Walter Machowski passed away on September 18th, 2020 at the age of 71. An only child to Marie and Walter Machowski, Dennis was born in Buffalo, New York on November 16th, 19 ...
Mrs. Frances Lucille Smith “Granny” Sosebee 90 of Cumming took her heavenly flight Monday night October 19, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Sosebee was born ...
Vera H. Williams, 86, Cumming
Vera H. Williams, 86, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. Vera is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hoyt Williams; daughter, Sandra Williams; parents, Candler and ...

Gwinnett

Lanny Carlyle, 67, Buford
Lanny Carlyle, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, October 19, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Warner Carlyle; mother, Hannah Allbright and brother-in-law ...
  Robert “Bobby" Kent Griffin died at the age of 66 on October 16, 2020 at his home in Suwanee, Georgia, surrounded by his wife, Beth, his children, Lanier and H ...
Vernon D. Cash, 90, Buford
Vernon D. Cash, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine B Cash;  daughter, Judy Porter Perkins; fath ...
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, 67, Loganville
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, age 67, of Loganville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. Thompson and Mary Ellen Savage Thom ...
Michael Allen Lovett, 68, Dacula
  Michael Allen Lovett, age 68, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Kim Miller Lovett, Dacula; son, Christopher Allen Lovett ...
Bette Carmel Nisewonger Noggle of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on October 19, 2020. Bette was born in Cleveland, Georgia on October 1 ...
David Pursley, 83, Buford
Pursley, David, age 83 of Buford, went home to be with his Lord and on October 18, 2020. He is happy to be reunited with his wife Ruth who moved to heaven ahead of him in June. Dav ...
Lucy Jane Thomason Smith, 72, passed away peacefully and around loved ones on Oct. 14, 2020. She finished a lengthy fight with dementia, and overcame challenges with bravery and fe ...

Habersham

Guen Anton Adkins, 44, Demorest
Guen Anton Adkins, age 44, of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Glen Ellyn, Illinois passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Service Arrangements are incomplete and will be announc ...
Paul Neale DeBaere, 39, Cornelia
Paul Neale DeBaere, age 39 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Born in Virginia, Minnesota on January 12, 1981, he was the son of Kay Kyle Leete DeBa ...
Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, 90, Clarkesville
Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020.   Born in Stephens County on June 9, 1930, Vernell was the daughter of the la ...
Mary Katherine "Kathy" Shuman, 73, Clarkesville
Memorial Services for Mary Katherine "Kathy" Shuman, age 73, of Clarkesville, Georgia formerly of Savannah, Georgia will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2020 ...
Bobby Ray Stone, 90, Alto
  Bobby Ray Stone (CWO4, USCG-R), age 90, passed from this life on October 17, 2020 in his home in Alto, Georgia.   Mr. Stone was born in Ayersville, GA, on ...

Hall

Brenda Stanford Crow, 77, Gainesville
Brenda Stanford Crow, 77 of Gainesville passed away Monday October 19, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Crow was the daughter of the late James Edward and Roberta ...
Patricia Elizabeth Doty, 82, Gainesville
  Patricia Elizabeth Doty 82, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 10th, 2020. Visitation will be at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Octob ...
Harry Knox Forrester, 75, Gainesville
  Mr. Harry Knox Forrester, age 75 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020. Graveside services will held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 22, 2020 at M ...
Benny Ray "B.R." Holcomb, 87, Gillsville
Benny Ray “B.R.” Holcomb age 87 of Gillsville entered heaven Wednesday October 21, 2020 at his residence. B.R. was born in Gillsville February 12, 1933 to the late R ...
James Wilburn Jones, 88, Gainesville
  James Wilburn Jones, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on May 30, 1932, he was a son of the late W ...
Linda Satterfield Albertson, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Linda Satterfield Albertson, 74, of Gainesville passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...
Mr. Jackie “Jack” Dean Allred, age 83 of Gainesville, GA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  We give all praise and glory to Him f ...
Julia Gertrude Dillard (Gertie), passed away Monday, October 19 at her home in Gainesville.  She was surrounded by her family. Julia was born in Sumter, SC on November 30, ...
William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. May 11, 1941- October 20, 2020 Gainesville has lost an icon.  William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. passed away Tuesday, Octobe ...
Enner Bonilla Flores, 35, Gainesville
Enner Bonilla Flores age 36 of Gainesville passed away Thursday October 15, 2020 in Taliaferro County due to injuries sustained in a car accident.   Enner was born in Ho ...
Brian Knox Forrester, 47, Gainesville
Brian Knox Forrester, age 47, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Graveside services are sched ...
Joshua Keith Grant, 32, Flowery Branch
Joshua Keith Grant age 32 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday Oct. 17, 2020. Josh was born August 17, 1988 in Dahlonega to Michael Grant & the late Lori Roper. He was emp ...
Margery Laverne Long Johnson, 89, Gainesville
Margery Laverne Long Johnson age 89 of Gainesville entered heaven Saturday October 17, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Margie was born February 2, 1931 in Ludowici ...
Lawrence Edward Morris, 54, Hoschton
Mr. Lawrence Edward Morris, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. No Services will be held at this time. Mr. Morris was born November 24, 1965 to the late ...
Jimmie L. Murray, 83, Gainesville
Jimmie L. Murray, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday October 15, 2020 in Reno, Nevada, following an extended illness.  A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Murr ...
Mark Lanier Pirkle, Gainesville
Funny, kind and loyal, Mark Lanier Pirkle is being remembered as a husband without compare, a supportive father who always had time to snuggle and a giving friend with a wicked sen ...
Daniel Jerome Rice, 56, Braselton
Daniel Jerome Rice 56 of Braselton passed away on Sunday October 18, 2020. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Daniel Jerome Rice, 57, Flowery Branch
A TIME TO BE BORN Through the infinite wisdom of God, on November 9, 1963, a beloved child, Daniel Jerome Rice was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Martha E. ...
Jose Santos Gomez Sabala, 38, Gainesville
Jose Santos Gomez Sabala age 38 of Gainesville passed away Thursday October 15, 2020 in Taliaferro County due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Jose was born in ...
Norman “Bud” Lawrence Stewart, age 86, died peacefully at home on October 18, 2020. He was born to the late Earl and Nellie Stewart on October 27, 1933 in Des Moines, I ...
Margielean M. Watson, 72, Gainesville
Margielean M. Watson age 72 of GA passed away on October 16, 2020. Mrs. Margielean Watson was born on March 25th, 1948, in Barrow County Georgia. She was raised under the loving gu ...
Michael D Whitfield, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Michael D. Whitfield, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...
Linda Sewell Wright, 74, Gainesville
Mrs.Linda Sewell Wright age 74 of Gainesville, GA went to be with the Lord on October 17th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs.Linda Sewell Wright was born December 21,1945 ...
Joseph Zappulla, Jr., 48, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Zappulla, Jr. 48 of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 following a sudden illness at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Joey was born in Hollywood, Florida ...

Jackson

Mrs. Mary Rose (Morvan) Harris, age 93, of Hoschton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Oaks at Braselton. Services will be announced by Memorial Park Funera ...
Emma G. Summers, 68, Commerce
Emma G. Summers, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Born in Atlanta, GA on Jan. 29, 1952, Mrs. Summers was the daughter of the late Olan W. and Mary M. Wa ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ferris Duckworth, 78, Dahlonega
Barbara Ferris Duckworth age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on October 12, 2020. Mrs. Duckworth was a previous resident of Loganville, Georgia. She was a Registered Nurse with Th ...
Teresa Lynn (Sissy) Payne, 61, Dahlonega
Teresa Lynn Payne, known affectionately by all as Sissy, went to her Heavenly Home on October 13, 2020. Sissy was born on May 29, 1959, to Faye Davis Payne and the late Loy Clay ...
Mrs. Mary Virginia "Sweet Pea" Shirley, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 19, 2020. Mrs. Shirley was born in Hall County on April 26, 1951 to the late H ...
Rachel Wilkerson, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Rachel Wilkerson, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 19, 2020.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, ...

Other

Emily Imogene (Jean) Barnes, 94, Dalton formerly of Cornelia
Emily Imogene (Jean) Barnes 94, of Dalton, GA formerly of Cornelia, GA went home to be with her Lord on October 6th, 2020. Mrs. Barnes was born March 2, 1926 in Banks County GA ...

Rabun

Helen Rogers Nichols, 101, Clayton
After living for 101 years on Earth, Helen Rogers Nichols began living in Heaven on October 21, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1919 in the Germany Community to the late John Logan R ...

Stephens

Rev. Leonard Jackson Bryson, 79, Brunswick, Ga. formerly of Toccoa
Rev. Leonard Jackson Bryson, age 79, of Brunswick, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, passed away peacefully Monday, October 19, 2020 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Geo ...
Anne McCarthy Wheeler, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Anne McCarthy Wheeler, age 81 of Pressley Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at her home. A daughter of the late Timothy and Amy McKay McCarthy, she was bo ...
Mr. Bobby “Zeke” Edward McCroskey age 84 of Toccoa passed away Thursday October 15, 2020 at Miller County Hospital. A son of the late Fulton Edward and Cleta Carter ...

White

Harold Edward Helms, 73, Cleveland
Harold Edward Helms, age 73, of Cleveland passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020. Mr. Helms was born on September 3, 1947 in Enterprise, Alabama to Edward Helms and Jeanette Helm ...
CLEVELAND, G.A. – Catherine “Cathie” Mary Elizabeth Opava, 77, of 638 Hidden Valley Road, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning, October 16, at her resid ...
Whitey Ford, 91, pitcher who epitomized mighty Yankees, dies
The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died
Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65
Guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen is being mourned across the world of music
Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for Spike Lee films, killed
Police say actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd has been shot dead in Atlanta
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis has died
'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78
Helen Reddy, the Australian-born singer who scored an enduring hit with her feminist anthem “I Am Woman,” has died at 78 in Los Angeles
Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers has died
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75