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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 21st, 2021

Banks

Terrie Mae Knight, 64, Homer
Terrie Mae Knight, age 64, of Homer passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...
Betty Wilbanks Pruitt, 87, Baldwin
Betty Wilbanks Pruitt, age 87, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mrs. Pruitt was born on April 18, 1933 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Guy and B ...

Forsyth

Nathan “Lynn” Collins 6-10-1966 Lynn, known to family and friends unexpectantly passed away on January 13, 2021. Lynn had a love for the outdoors and all things a ...
John Q. Hall Jr., 79, Cumming
John Q. Hall Jr., age 79, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021.  John was a long-time resident of Forsyth County.  Born and raised in Eastpoint Atlanta, ...
    Scarlett Rose McCoid passed away on Saturday, January 16th, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 3pm in the chapel of M ...
In the early afternoon of January 8, 2021 Donald Boyd Jr. passed away as a result of complications related to COVID 19. Don, known as Donny to his Massachusetts relatives, was b ...
Margie Clyde Hyder, 90, Cumming
  Margie Clyde Hyder, age 90, of Cumming, GA, born to the late Erastus and Chessie Burger, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. Margie was a member of Berean Baptist Ch ...
Rev. Thomas Howard “Tommy” Lamb, 72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away January 17, 2021.  He was born on September 16, 1948 and was a veteran of the US Army where he ...
Bernice O'Bryant, 87, Cumming
Bernice O’Bryant, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday morning, January 17, 2021.  Her greatest joys in life were interactions with family, church, and friends. She wil ...
Phillip Wayne Pirkle, 64, Cumming
Phillip Wayne Pirkle, 64, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Wayne was a loving Dad, Granddad, son and brother. A member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, he is preceded ...
Ms. Darlene Denise Thompson age 90 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness.      Memori ...

Gwinnett

Becky Higgins Born, 77, Sugar Hill
Becky Higgins Born, age 77, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away January 18, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Darrell E. Born; parents, Carroll and Reba H ...
Farrar Atkinson, 83, Lawrenceville
Farrar Atkinson of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents, Hazel and Virgil Atkinson. She is survived by her daughter, Stefan ...
Mr. Windell Thomas Brownlee, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away January 19, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Arvie Jane Tatum Brownlee; son, Steve Patte ...
H. Scott Castaline, 68, Buford
H. Scott Castaline, 68, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Mr. Castaline has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-94 ...
Deanna Lea Dean, 57, Suwanee
Deanna Lea Dean 57, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Deanna is preceded in death by her husband Paul F. Leckie and her parents; Robert and Wanda D ...
Rev. Lester Leonard Hall, 90, Lawrenceville
Rev. Lester Leonard Hall, age 90, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home in Garden Plaza, Lawrenceville, GA. Graveside Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sa ...
Louise Harootunian, the daughter of the late Krekor and Eva (Haroian) Hightaian was born in Worcester, MA. on November 18, 1930. She attended local schools, graduating from North H ...
Kathaneeta Pratt Hudson, 78, Lawrenceville
Kathaneeta Pratt Hudson, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Kathleen Bennett Pratt; brother, R ...
Joyce Kellam, 94, Buford
Joyce Kellam, 94, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mrs. Kellam has been cremated and a service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Share mem ...
Jung Hie Lee, 80, Lawrenceville
Jung Hie Lee, 80, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interment ...
Mrs. Dorothy Williams Martin, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Martin; parents, Henry and Cora Pirkle ...
Theresa Anne Suggs, 65, Loganville
Ms. Theresa Anne Suggs age 65 of Loganville, Ga passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at Athens Regional Piedmont Hospital. Memorial services will be scheduled for a later dat ...
Trudy Phifer Young, 70, Buford
Trudy Phifer Young, 70, of Buford, GA, died suddenly Friday, January 15, 2021. Ms. Young has been cremated and a service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6 ...

Habersham

James Kenneth Warwick, 73, Demorest
James Kenneth Warwick, age 73 of Demorest, Georgia, entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Elberton with his family by his bedside.   Born in Corn ...
Gregory Trent Whitehead, 60, Demorest
    Gregory Trent Whitehead, age 60 of Demorest, GA passed away on Saturday, January 16th 2021.  Born in Duluth Georgia on September 29th 1960 he was th ...
Harold Allen, 86, Clarkesville
  Harold Allen, age 86 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Born in Thomaston, Georgia on August 18, 1934, he was the son of the late Claude ...
James Edward "Jimmy" Allen, 75, Clarkesville
James Edward "Jimmy" Allen, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with Lord on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Mr. Allen was born on August 4, 1945 in Habersham Count ...
Alan Barr “Don” Donnelly, 85, Clarkesville
Mr. Alan Barr “Don” Donnelly, 85, of Clarkesville, GA., passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A celebration of the life of Mr. ...
Paralee Wade Goodson, age 96 of Alto, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   An online guest register is avail ...
Charles “Jim” Edward Ivester, age 76 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. Born in Rabun County on October 14, 1944, Mr. Ivester was the son of the ...
Kenneth David Kerby, 74, Cornelia
Kenneth David Kerby, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Habersham Medical Center as a result of complications from COVID-19. A loving husband, father an ...
Ellen Marie McLaughlin, 79, Mt. Airy
Ellen Marie McLaughlin, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her residence. Born in Manhattan, New York on July 23, 1941, Ms. McLaughlin was the daughter ...
Kheukham Praseuth, 75, Cornelia
Kheukham Praseuth, age 75, of Cornelia passed away Thursday January 14, 2021. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Whitfield Funeral Hom ...
Betty Wilbanks Pruitt, 87, Baldwin
Betty Wilbanks Pruitt, age 87, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mrs. Pruitt was born on April 18, 1933 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Guy and B ...
Paul Joseph Roy, 61, Cornelia
Paul Joseph Roy, age 61, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021. Mr. Roy was born on February 6, 1959 to the late Arlene Roy and Joseph A. Roy. In addition ...
Hughland Lamarr Tyner, Sr, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Hughland Lamarr Tyner, Sr. age 85 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Sunrise Assisted Living following an extended illness.     Fune ...
Clyde Watkins, 92, Demorest
Clyde Watkins, age 92,  of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Mr. Watkins was born on Saturday, March 17th, 1928 in Baldwin, Georgia to the l ...
Bobby Webb, 83, Clarkesville
Bobby Webb, age 83 of Clarkesville passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021.   He was born in Rabun County, Georgia, on January 28, 1937.  He was the son of the late ...

Hall

Lt., Christopher Thomas McNeal, 54, Flowery Branch
Lt., Christopher Thomas McNeal age 54 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at his residence following a sudden illness.          ...
Ellen B. Braden, 90, Gainesville
Ellen B. Braden, age 90, of Gainesville, Ga. died January 14, 2021    Services will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 770-297-6200 989 R ...
Ellen B. Braden, 85, Gainesville
    Ms.Ellen B. Braden, age 85, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 at Horizons of Lanier Park. Family will recieve friends from 1:00 ...
Arturo Carrillo-Reyes, 76, Gainesville
Arturo Carrillo-Reyes, de 76 años, de Gainesville falleció el viernes 15 de enero de 2021 en el Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Los servicios funerar ...
Willie Ruth Cash, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Ruth Cash, age 92, passed away peacefully in hospice care on January 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday ...
Maxima Chica, 73, Gainesville
Maxima Chica, 73, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Friday January 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. i ...
Kenneth Lee Deere, 88, Gainesville
Kenneth Lee Deere, age 88, of Gainesville, Ga. died January 14, 2021.   Services to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 770-297-6200 989 Riverside D ...
Shirley Adams Doss, 77, Gainesville
Shirley Adams Doss, 77 a lifelong resident of Gainesville was welcomed into Heaven on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  Shirley was born in New Holland to James D Adams and Gertrud ...
Harold Boyd "Bud" Gravitt, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Boyd “Bud” Gravitt, 83, of Gainesville passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. Due to Covid-19, the family will have a private service. He was born at ho ...
Daniel Garcia Hernandez, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Daniel Garcia Hernandez age 59 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...
John David Lee, 60, Gainesville
Mr. John David Lee, 60, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence. Services are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 203 ...
Marianna Houser Mauney, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Marianna Houser Mauney age 84, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home with her family and close friends by her side.  A celebration of life wi ...
Frank Kenimer Norton, 92, Gainesville
Frank Kenimer Norton On January 19, 2021, Frank K. Norton after a brief illness, closed the book on his long real estate career. Frank was a great husband, father, grandfather, ...
Jack William Orr, 71, Oakwood
Mr. Jack William Orr age 71 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Ashton Senior Assisted Living Center following an extended illness.   Graveside se ...
Samantha Fawn Packard, 31, Gainesville
  Samantha Fawn Packard age 31 of Gainesville passed away Monday January 18, 2021 at her residence. Samantha was born October 28, 1989 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She was a ...
Donna Margaret Palfrey, 74, Gainesville
Donna Margaret Palfrey age 74 of Gainesville passed away January 15, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Donna was born February 6, 1946 in Scotland to the late Thomas ...
Emily Oliver Pursley, 38, Clermont
Emily Oliver Pursley, age 38, of Clermont, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Pursley was born on May 16, 1982, in Gaine ...
Bobbie Victoria Robinson age 83 of Lula entered heaven Tuesday January 19, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Bobbie was born January 10, 1938 in Gainesv ...
Salvador Sanchez, 41, Flowery Branch
Mr. Salvador Sanchez, age 41, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wed ...
Lonnie Shields, Jr., 64, Gainesville
Lonnie Shields, Jr. was born on October 21, 1956 in Gainesville, GA to the late L.C. and the late Virginia Shields in Gainesville, GA. He departed his life on Wednesday, January 13 ...
John Henry Shockley, 70, Gainesville
Mr. John Henry Shockley age 70 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Annie Pearl “Granny” Thompson was born May 31, 1935 to the late Genera & Estelle Hill. She departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Annie Pearl attended Fa ...
Mrs. Fralil N. Carter Cheek Walker, born February 26, 1941 in Gainesville, Georgia, transitioned Monday, January 11, 2021 after a brief illness.   Mrs. Wa ...

Jackson

William “Bill” Thomas Caiaccio, age 83, of Braselton passed away Friday, January 15, 2021.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Lawson Funeral H ...
Polly Sue Hunter Crane, 77, Maysville
  Evns Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Polly Sue Hunter Crane, age 77 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  Mrs. Crane w ...
John Hayword Eckert, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Hayword Eckert, age 87, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Mr. Eckert was born in Rifton, New ...
Lindsey Hall, 36, Danielsville
Lindsey Hall, age 36 of Danielsville, GA passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.   Born on Nov. 16, 1984 in Athens, GA, Ms. Hall was the daughter of Tracey Ellis Hall and the ...
Paul Harvey Merritt, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Harvey Merritt, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, January 15, 2021.  Mr. Merritt was born in Miami, ...
Ellen W. Parker, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Ellen W. Parker, age 82, of Commerce passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Parker was born in Carnesville to the late, Maud ...
Shonnie Turpin Smith, 42, Commerce
Shonnie Turpin Smith, age 42, of Commerce, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral Services arrangements will be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted ...
Flossie Starnes Standridge, 82, Talmo formerly of Commerce
Flossie Starnes Standridge, age 82 of Talmo, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.   Born on Aug. 14, 1938 in Monroe, NC, Mrs. Standridg ...
Sena Chris Wood, 84, Commerce
  Mrs. Sena Chrisanna Wood was born September 29, 1936 to the late Oscelene Moon and the late Lodgin Williamson. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lonnie Wo ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Ridgely Rairigh, Sr., age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mr. Rairigh was born on November 8, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Wilson ...
With the passing of Betty Jean Whitmire Whelchel, Dahlonega has lost one of it’s most beloved longtime residents. Betty was born in Dawson County on July 31, 1931 and passed ...
Peggy Henderson Dover, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Peggy Henderson Dover, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later and are in the care of Anders ...
Patricia Louise Greenway, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Louise Greenway, age 76, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. She was born on September 10, 1944 in Alpharetta, GA to the late ...
Sylvia Johanna Klingaman, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sylvia Johanna Klingaman Age 78, of Dahlonega, GA. Passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. She was born in Albany, N.Y. to the late Harry and Frances Gordon.  Sylvi ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laquila Lee Sosbee Farmer, age 78 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  ...
Gloria Cunningham Smith, 69, Grovetown, Ga. formerly of Buford
Gloria Cunningham Smith, age 69, or Grovetown, GA and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on January 16, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Cunningham, son ...
John Williams Banks, 66, Watkinsville
Mr. John Williams Banks, age 66, of Watkinsville passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. The family will receive friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Satu ...
John Mark John Mark, 93, Alpharetta
John Mark Mathes, 93, of Alpharetta, GA passed January 16, 2021. Born in Afton, OK to Raymond and Evelyn, he grew up in Tulsa, OK. Served in World War II in the U.S. Navy on board ...
Cleon Patterson, Jr, 67, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cleon Patterson, Jr., age 67 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Friday, January 15, 2021.  Mr. Pa ...

Rabun

Lloyd Lee Pollard, 88, Clayton
Lloyd Lee Pollard, age 88, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2021. Lloyd was born the son of the late Elisha James Pollard and the late Hassie Mae Free Pollard on ...
Eva Ruth Shirley, 86, Clayton
Eva Ruth Shirley, age 86, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2021. Ruth was born the daughter of the late John Houck and the late Maude Wilbanks Houck on May 26, 19 ...

Stephens

Corinth Baker Dover, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Corinth Baker Dover, age 93 of Rock Quarry Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Algernon and An ...

Union

Alvin Monroe Garrett, 87, Suches
Mr. Alvin Monroe Garrett, age 87, of Suches passed away Friday, January 15, 2021.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later and are in the care of Anderson-Und ...

White

Jennifer Underwood Hawkins age 37 of Cleveland entered heaven Monday January 18, 2021 at her residence. Complete arrangements and obituary will be forthcoming. Please share&nbs ...
Jerry Steven Hemphill, 59, Cleveland
Jerry Steven Hemphill, 59, of Cleveland, Ga. died on January 16, 2021.  A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.  W.R. Strickland & Sons, Clermont, Ga.
Hugh Curtis Elrod, 91, Helen
Mr. Hugh Curtis Elrod, age 91, of Helen, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021.    Mr. Elrod was born on September 24, 1929 in Robertstown to the late William “B ...
Caroline A. Gresham, 41, Cleveland
Caroline A. Gresham, age 41, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Ms. Greshman was born on February 12, 1979, in Decatur, Georgia to Robert and Joan Duckett ...
Robert Franklin Rogers, 102, Cleveland
Robert Franklin Rogers, who passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends on January 15, 2021.   Mr. Rogers was born on August 6, 1918, in Cordova, ...
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died