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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 21st, 2019

Banks

Mrs. Mary Sue Batchelor Jackson, age 77, of Homer, GA died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Homer to the late George Travis and Minnie Luc ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Louis Dennis, Jr., age 61 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, November 15, 2019.  Mr. Dennis was born in Atla ...

Barrow

Mr. Joseph Lawton Estes Jr., age 96, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Magnolia Estates of Winder. Mr. Estes was a member of the Winder First Bap ...
Betty Ogle Maynard, 90, Winder
Mrs. Betty Ogle Maynard, age 90, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 18, 2019.  A native of Hall County, she was born May 10, 1929 to Hoyt and Allene Williams Ogle who pre ...
Reba Shields, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Reba Odessa Jones Shields, 102 of Blountstown, Florida who passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home. Reba was born August 6, ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Drane Reginald Wilbanks, age 67, of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Comm ...

Dawson

Donna Dixon, 53, Dawsonville
Donna Dixon, 53, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 17, 2019. Born December 19, 1965 in Logansport, LA, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 30 years.  Donna ...
Betsy Lee Merrell, 86, Dawsonville
Betsy Lee Merrell, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She is preceded in death by her children; Gwen Merrell, and Matt Vargo-Merrell; brother; Alex ...
Lonnie Dean Reynolds, 72, Dawsonville
Lonnie Dean Reynolds, 72, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his residence after an extended illness.  He was born to the late Lytle Ernest and ...
Sandra Gail Tallant, 61, Dawsonville
Sandra Gail Tallant, age 61, of Dawsonville, GA passed away November 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her sister; Patty Jo Gathof. She was a loving & caring wife, mother, ...

Forsyth

Marilyn Grace Alexander, age 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019. She was born in 1950, to the late William and Dorothy Smith Alexander. Marilyn was a self ...
Tim Densmore, 59, Cumming
Tim Densmore, age 59, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  He was a member of Canvas Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Densmor ...
Jerry D. Jennings, 73, Cumming
Jerry D. Jennings of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully at home with his family attending on November 15, 2019, at the age of 73. A Celebration ...
Charlie Turner Jr., 82, Cumming
Charlie Turner Jr., age 82, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. A memorial service in his honor will take place Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm at Deer ...
Julia Bennett, 90, Cumming
Julia T. Bennett, 90, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Julia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Bennet ...
William H. Grimes, III, 51, Cumming
William H. Grimes, III, age 51, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. No services will be held at this time. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
James Howard Kelso, 101, Cumming
  James Howard Kelso went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 12, 2019 at the age of 101.  He was born May 14, 1918 in Lynn Grove, Kentucky to Urie and Rache ...

Gwinnett

Ilsun Do, 55, Buford
Ilsun Do, age 55 of Buford, GA, died suddenly Wednesday, November 20, 2019. A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. Ha ...
Gheorghe Girbu, 81, Lawrenceville
Gheorghe Girbu, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, November 17, 2019. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pas ...
Theodore R. McAllister, age 59, of Duluth, GA passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his great granddaughter, Autumn.  Ted is survived b ...
Gheorge Ille, 89, Lawrenceville
Gheorghe Ille, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 16, 2019 at the age of 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ana Ille, his three daughters, Eunice Istoc, ...
Rev. Siam “Si” Rogers, age 53, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Jenny Rogers, Sugar Hill ...
Ernest Paul Sloan, 74, Fairplay, SC, formerly Hoschton
Ernest Paul Sloan, age 74, of  Fairplay, SC, formerly of Hoschton, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Branson and Colena Wood S ...

Habersham

Patsy Diane Pruitt, 69, Mt. Airy
  Patsy Diane Pruitt, age 69, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. Mrs. Pruitt was born on May 22, 1950 in Habersham County to the late Woodro ...
Reuel Broadway, 86, Clarkesville
Reuel R. Broadway, Sr. age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Davison, Michigan. Born in Mitchell County, Georgia on December 03, 1932, h ...
Kruz Karter Goss, inf, Cornelia
Baby Kruz Karter Goss, 2 months, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Born on August 26, 2019, in Gainesville, he was a son of Adrian Rashard and Dana Trimiar Goss of Co ...
Carlos Christo Morales, 17, Baldwin
Carlos Christo Morales, age 17, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019 at St. Paul th ...
Clifford Sandoz, 69, Demorest
Clifford Louis “Cliff” Sandoz, age 69 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 28, 1950, he was a so ...
Jessie Ward, 78, Mt. Airy
Jessie Faye Collins Ward, age 78 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on October 15, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Fr ...

Hall

Karen Marie Ching, 60, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Karen Marie Ching, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Memorial Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, ...
Larry Paul Davis, Sr., 70, Gillsville
Mr. Larry Paul Davis, Sr. age 70 of Gillsville, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Fun ...
Ronald Lee Elrod, 63, Gainesville
Ronald Lee Elrod age 63 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.      Memorial service ...
Edward Glenn, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Edward Glenn completed his ordained assignment by God on November 12, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Edward was born to the late Mr. Mack (Em ...
Billy Wayne Hart, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Billy Wayne Hart age 79 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Celebration of Life services are sched ...
Thomas Raven, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Raven of Gainesville, Georgia age 62, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Macon, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, November 25, 2019 at ...
Michael Douglas Sargent, 68, formally of Lula, Ga, passed away on November 16, 2019. He was retired from the Gainesville City Water Department. He is preceded in death by his wi ...
Mary Frances Turk, 95, Gainesville
Mary Frances Turk, 95, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at New Horizons Lanier Park. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 201 ...
Shirley Conner Turpin, 73, Gainesville
Shirley Conner Turpin, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2019 following an extended illness. Shirley was born February 28, 1946 in Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Jada Taylor Wooten, 21, Gainesville
Jada Taylor Wooten, 21, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the chapel of Memoria ...
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, Gainesville
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, No ...
Zachary Daniel Bryson, 32, Gainesville
Zachary Daniel Bryson, 32, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday November 17, 2019. Zachary was born on February 5, 1987 in Gainesville, to Robert Alan Bryson and Patricia Poole Bryso ...
Laura Frances Campbell, 76, Gainesville
Laura Frances Campbell, 76, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Gold City Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, ...
Van Darrell Dobbs, 57, Gainesville
Van Darrell Dobbs, age 57, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He was born in 1962, to the late Claude Bucky and Winnie Sue Dobbs. In addition to his p ...
Jack Edwards, 63, Gainesville
Jack Wayne Edwards, born on September 2nd, 1958, passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday, November 17th, 2019, surrounded by his family.     Jack was ...
Richard Hudgins, 58, Gainesville,
Richard “Ricky” Hudgins age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hudgins was born November 1, 1961 to ...
Joseph Loyd Martin, 82, Gainesville
Joseph Loyd Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, ...
Shirley Jean Turpin, 73, Gainesville
Mrs. Shirley Jean Turpin, age 73, of Gainesville, GA Passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Graveside service will be held 11:00 am Sat. Nov 23, 2019 Alta Vista Cemetery. w ...

Jackson

Billy Ray Gillespie, 84, Commerce
Billy Ray Gillespie, age 84 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at his residence.   Born on Oct. 7, 1935 in Oconee County, Mr. Gillespie was the son of th ...
Shirley Easter (Esther) Buckley-Kane, age 84, of Commerce passed away at her daughter’s residence on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. She was born October 4, 1935 in Bo ...
Richard Dwight Hyde, 84, Hoschton
Richard Dwight Hyde, age 84, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Hyde; and parents, Joseph and Inez Hyde. He is ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Edward Aaron Pritchett, Sr., age 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in Cleveland, Georgia o ...
Jimmie Chandler, 86, Dahlonega
A celebration of life service to honor Mrs. Jimmie Chandler will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Lym ...

Other

Johnny Chambers, 66, Fairmount, Ga.
  Mr. Johnny Chambers, age 66, of Fairmount, GA died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Assured Hospice Care.  Mr. Chambers was born in Commerce to the late, John and Lon ...
Larry Williams, 56, Ellijay
Larry Jay Williams, age 56, of Ellijay, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. No Formal Service are planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of the Whitfie ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bonnie Edwards Kelley Kinney, age 93 of Toccoa went home to be with her Lord, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. A daughter of the late Harve Ed ...
Mrs. Edith Inez Kimsey Youngblood age 88 of Easy Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday November 21, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Theodore and Elsie McIntyre Kimse ...
Barbara Ann Bragg, 49, Toccoa
Barbara Ann Bragg, age 49 of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No formal services have been planned. An online guest regi ...
Edith Youngblood, 88, Toccoa
Mrs. Edith Inez Kimsey Youngblood age 88 of Easy Street, Toccoa passed away Thursday November 21, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Theodore and Elsie McIntyre Kimse ...

White

Betty George, 86, Cleveland
Betty George age 86 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Gateway Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Joe Mitchell, 73, Sautee Nacoochee
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Joe Thomas Mitchell, age 73 of Sautee Nacoochee passed away on November 18, 2019 following an illness that was caused by Agent Orange whe ...
Wayne Julian “W.J.” Sims, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Mr. Sims was born on August 5, 1936, in White County, to the late Arvil an ...
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