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Sheila Ruth Hunt, 57, Winder
Sheila Ruth Hunt, age 57, of Winder passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.  No services will be held at this time.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy ...
Charlotte Gene White Jr., age 55, of Winder passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 H ...

Dawson

Mary Judith Miller, 60, Dawsonville
Mary Judith Miller, 60, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Wednesday December 4, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mary was born February 8, 1959 in Bilo ...
Richard Strawn, 91, Dawsonville
Richard Strawn, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 5, 2019 at The Phoenix at Milton following a period of declining health. Born November 30, 1928 in Jacksonville, ...
Joyce Parks, 85, Dawsonville
Joyce Parks, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 3, 2019 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born May 27, 1934 to the late Farland ...
Mr. Talmadge "T.J." Marion Powell, age 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. T.J. was born in Alabama on December 25, 1962.  He is preceded ...

Forsyth

Bobby A. Harris, 74, Cumming
Bobby A. Harris, age 74, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019. Mr. Harris was a United States Army Veteran and a retired professional golf instructor. Bobby ...
Joseph Henry Hoover, 77, Cumming
Joseph Henry Hoover, age 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Care and trust entrusted to McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Roy Walter Osmulski, 70, Cumming
Roy Walter Osmulski, age 70, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 after an extended illness. Mr. Osmulski was preceded in death by his son Scott Roy Osm ...

Gwinnett

Ernest R. Burnette, 85, Sugar Hill
Ernest R. Burnette, a minister of the gospel of Christ, insurance agent and resident of Sugar Hill and Commerce, GA passed away at home surrounded by family on December 2, 2019 at ...
Nena Monteen “Monty” Hoyle, age 67, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Janice Hoyle. She is s ...
Linda Sue Narey, 73, Buford
Linda Sue Narey, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Sarah Gaddis.  Mrs. Narey is survived b ...
Easton James White, inf, Sugar Hill
Master Easton James White, age 20 months, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. Funeral service will be 11AM, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Shadowbrook Ch ...
Maria Motz, 90, Norcross
Maria Motz, age 90 of Norcross, GA, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Crist ...
Steven Michael Thomson, 54, Lilburn
Mr. Steven Michael Thomson, age 54, of Lilburn passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Chap ...
Leonard Mack Waldrop, 78, Suwanee
Leonard Mack Waldrop, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. He was born in 1941, to the late Jim and Beatrice Waldrop. Mack was a member of Pine Crest Bap ...

Habersham

Tammy Renee Arrendale Allen, age 51, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Born on April 5, 1968, in Clarkesville, she was the daughter of Ronald Joe and Mami ...
Betty Jane May, 58, Demorest
Betty Jane May. age 58, of Demorest, GA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, following a sudden illness. Mrs. May was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Decembe ...
Craig Medlin, 51, Mt. Airy
Craig Medlin, age 51 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Born in Bryson City, North Carolina on February 25, 1968, he was the son of Gloria Swanson Jenkins Me ...
Doris Presley, 88, Demorest
Doris Presley, age 88 of Demorest passed away on Wednesday, Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 7, 2019 at River Point Co ...
John David Boonstra, 64, Cornelia
John David Boonstra, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at his residence after a valiant battle with cancer.  Born on August 14, 1955 in Comodoro Ri ...
Brenda Joyce Stephens Bullock, age 78, of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Born on July 30, 1941, in Charlotte, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Art ...
Thomas Burnsed, 73, Clarkesville
Thomas Reginald “Tommy” Burnsed, age 73 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 11, 1946, he was a son of ...
Shirley Newman Johnson, 80, Mt. Airy
Shirley Newman Johnson, age 80, of Mt. Airy passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chape ...
Rev. Sam Ragan, 92, Cornelia
Rev. Sam Ragan, age 92, of Cornelia, GA went to be with the Lord  on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Rev. Ragan was born on, July 23, 1927 in Pendergrass, GA to the late Walter ...
Ken Ritchie, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ken L. Ritchie, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Hills Crossing Baptist Church.  Interment will follow the s ...

Hall

Kenneth Michael Abrams, III, inf, Gainesville
Kenneth Michael Abrams, III, infant son of Meghan Elizabeth Sullens & Kenneth Michael Abrams, Jr. passed away Tuesday December 3, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ...
Raymond Ivo “Ray” Bruttomesso, 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away November 30, 2019.  He was born in Torrington, CT to the late Samuel and Louise Ciriello Bruttomesso ...
Sylvia Ruth Henry, 69, Gainesville
Sylvia Ruth Henry, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Jesse Douglas Hinds, Sr., 40, Gainesville
Mr. Jesse Douglas Hinds, Sr., age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence       Memorial services are schedule ...
Ronald H. Kamann, 86, Gainesville
Ronald H. Kamann, 86, of Gainesville, died Tuesday Dec. 3.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
Olene Stevens, 92, Murrayville
Olene Stevens, 92 of Murrayville, Ga. passed away December 1, 2019.  Olene was born on April 7, 1927 in Chicopee Village to the late Conner W. and Ruby Samples Hulsey. In a ...
Henry Lee Williams, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Lee Williams was born on August 25, 1942 in Greene County Georgia to the late Emma D. Alexander and the late Nick Williams. He was called home to be with the Lord on Nove ...
George Carlton Askew, 78, Gainesville
George Carlton Askew, 78 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence.  Born in Birmingham, AL, Mr. Askew was the son of the late James Hardy and Lo ...
John Brady, 64, Murrayville
Mr. John Kevin Brady, age 64, of Murrayville, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of ...
Robert Lewis Forbes, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lewis Forbes, 74, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Lakeside Maus ...
Jesse Douglas Hinds, Jr, 9, Gainesville
            Mr. Jesse Douglas Hinds, Jr., age 9 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence. ...
Kenneth Peter Neidenbach, 79, Gainesville
Kenneth Peter Neidenbach passed away peacefully on November 4, 2019. A longtime resident of Gainesville, Ken was born in Chicago, IL on November 25, 1939 to Elizabeth and Peter H. ...

Jackson

Stephen Lanier Hill, Jr, 36, Commerce
Stephen Lanier Hill, Jr., age 36 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.   Born on Dec. 10, 1982 in Augusta, GA, he was the son of Stephen Lanier and Ann Pr ...
Drayton Kelly Jennings, Jr. age 70,  of Commerce entered into rest Tuesday December 3, 2019 at his residence. Mr.  Jennings was born January 9, 1949 in Anderson, South ...
Alisa Jones, 57, Pendergrass
Alisa Diane Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, GA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her residence. Born on Dec. 20, 1962 in Gainesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late ...

Lumpkin

Talmadge Powell, 56, Dawsonville
Mr. Talmadge "T.J." Marion Powell, age 56, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019. T.J. was born in Alabama on December 25, 1962.  He is preceded ...
Eda Christine Ragsdale, 86, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Eda Christine Ragsdale, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away on November 23, 2019. Eda was born August 28, 1933 in Selma, Alabama to the late Rudolph and Blanche Lawh ...

Other

Chris Richardson, 51, Bishop
  Chris Richardson, 51, of Bishop, Georgia passed away Monday December 2, 2019 at Piedmont Hospital. Born August 27, 1968 he had lived in Bishop for the past 8 years.&nb ...
Charles Daniel Albert, 67, Ellijay
Charles Daniel Albert, age 67, of Ellijay, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A private memorial will be held at a ...
Rayburn Allegood, 74, Lavonia
Rayburn Stephen “Steve” Allegood, age 74 of Lavonia, passed away Monday, November 24, 2019, at his residence. Born in Moultrie, Georgia on March 27, 1945, he was a s ...
Dennis Byrd, 47, Lafayette, IN
Dennis John Byrd passed away November 30, 2019. He was 47 years old.  Dennis was born November 28, 1972 in Lafayette, IN. He attended Tippecanoe County Schools and graduate ...
Jeffrey Michael Haslinger, 60, Stone Mountain
Mr. Jeffrey Michael Haslinger, age 60, of Stone Mountain passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 in the Chapel of Me ...

Stephens

William Richard Gray, 51, Martin
William Richard Gray, age 51 of Martin, GA passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019.   Born on July 15, 1968 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Gray was the son of the late Douglas and Lil ...
Mr. Mitchell Ray Richardson, age 69 of Belair Drive, Martin passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. A son of the late Arthur Lee Richardson and Dolly Mae Holcomb Richardson, he wa ...

White

April Amanda Roper, 38, Cleveland
April Amanda Roper, 38, of Cleveland passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December ...
Geraldine Palmer Black, 89, Cleveland
Geraldine Palmer Black, age 89, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on November 28, 2019. Geraldine was born October 31, 1930 in White County to the late He ...
Mildred Dorothy Cantrell, of Sautee, Ga passed away December 1st, 2019 in Demorest, Georgia at the age of 94.  She was born April 1st, 1925 and grew up in Dukes Creek area ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86