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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

Dawson

Donald Wayne Seay, 80, Dawsonville
Donald Wayne Seay 80, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Donald was an active member of the Dahlonega Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter ...

Forsyth

Katie Regina Bailey, 65, Cumming
Katie Regina Bailey, age 65, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was born in 1954, to the late Cleaver and Ella Stancil. Katie was a member of Mt. Pisgah Bapt ...
Walter Michael Floody, 87, Ball Ground
Walter Michael Floody, age87, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at  a later date. Ingram Funeral Home & ...
Richard Harrison Haney, 77, Cumming
Richard Harrison Haney 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. A memorial service will be held on a later. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...
India K. Hendley, 79, Cumming
India K. Hendley 79, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at ww ...
Douglas John Kulway, 64, Cumming
Douglas John Kulway 64, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A celebration of life will be held for Douglas on a later date. Condolences may be expres ...
George Elliot Picard, 85, Cumming
George Elliot Picard, 85, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandso ...
Andrea Carol Hughes Pope, 72, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...
Thomas J. Sacklyn, 75, Cumming
Thomas J. Sacklyn, age 75 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in the Chapel of McDonald and Son Funera ...
It is with great sadness that we announce that Frances Elizabeth Sanders passed away at the age of 82 at her daughter’s home in Cleveland, TN Monday, March 23, 2020. She had ...
Richard William Wilson, 79, Cumming
Richard William Wilson, 79, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. A celebration of life will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed a ...

Gwinnett

Sheila Maureen Fitzgerald, 74, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...
Jerald 'Buddy' Beard, 76, Buford
Jerald “Buddy” Beard, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, March 23, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Doris Kilgore Beard.  Mr ...
Kenneth (Ken) E. Caruso, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Caruso.  He is survived by his wif ...
Kenneth (Ken) E. Caruso, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Caruso.  He is survived by his wif ...
Frances Steele Dover, 99, Norcross
Frances Steele Dover, 99, of Norcross passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2020. Born New Year’s Day in 1921. Frances Dover is a retired property owner and manager ...
Dottie Duncan Jackson, 75, Buford
Dottie Duncan Jackson, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-four years, James E. Jackson; parents, Dean a ...
Mrs. Sandra Paul (Mayberry), of Buford, GA, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 69. Sandra was born to parents C ...
Edward Michael Smith, 69, Suwanee
Edward Michael Smith, 69, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandso ...
Donald Wayne Winkler, 78, Buford
Donald Wayne Winkler, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl M. and Louise Moore Winkler; sister, Millie W. S ...

Habersham

James Newby Butterworth, 77, Cornelia
Judge James Newby Butterworth, age 77, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Private Family Graveside Services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, April 2, 2020, a ...
Catherine Brown Collins, age 88, of Alto, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Mrs. Collins was born on October 10, 1931 in Toccoa, Georgia to the late ...
Donna Allison Lindsay, 71, Mt. Airy
Donna Allison Lindsay, age 71, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Mrs. Lindsay was born on March 4, 1949 to the late Griff and Mary Sue Allison. in a ...
Betty Lodema Martin, 89, Demorest
Betty Lodema Martin, age 89, of Demorest, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2020.   Mrs. Martin was born on April 28, 1930, to the late William Enoch an ...
Howard Noah Powers, 81, Cornelia
Howard Noah Powers, age 81, of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. Born on May 4, 1938, in Hollywood, he was a son of the late Robert and Ida Rona Whitener Powers. ...
Ancel Welborn Roach, 79, Clarkesville
Ancel Welborn Roach, age 79, of the Hollywood Community in Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. Born on March 8, 1941, in Clarkesville, he was the son of the lat ...
John Thomas Watson, Sr., 85, Mt. Airy
John Thomas Watson, Sr., age 85 of Mt. Airy passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Born on August 31, 1934, Mr. Watson was the son of the late Luther and Vergie Murray Watson.  ...

Hall

Grady Sue Jones Short Ward, 90, Gainesville
Grady Sue Jones Short Ward, age 90, passed away March 27, 2020. She graduated as valedictorian of Pickens County High School in 1946 and from Brenau College in 1950. She made Gaine ...
Barbara G. Bordeaux, 69, Gainesville
Barbara G. Bordeaux, 69, of Gainesville, died Tuesday March 31, 2020.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
James Michael Brownlow, 72, Murrayville
Mr. James Michael Brownlow, age 72, of Murrayville, Ga passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...
Thomas W. Brownlow, 85, Gainesville
Thomas W. Brownlow, 85 of Gainesville passed away Monday March 30, 2020 at his residence. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Center Grove ...
Sylvia Young Burruss, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Sylvia Young Burruss, age 93, of Gainesville, passed away March 27, 2020.  Mrs. Burruss was born March 30, 1926 in Hall County and was the daughter of the late Es ...
Doris Marie Cape, 79, Flowery Branch
Doris Marie Cape, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, March 23, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifteen years, John Wyndel Cape.  She ...
Reina Velasquez Chavez, 40, Gainesville
Mrs. Reina Velasquez Chavez age 40 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Tuesday March 31, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for ...
On March 20, 2020, Kimberly Jane Coombs Conner went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior after valiantly battling pancreatic cancer for the past two plus years. Kim was bo ...
Piper Ann Crenshaw, Inf, Buford
Piper Ann Crenshaw of Buford, Georgia passed away prematurely due to complications in utero three weeks prior to her delivery date. Her grieving family includes father Chad Cren ...
Walker McKenzie Crenshaw, 28, Gainesville
Walker McKenzie Crenshaw, age 28, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his residence. McKenzie was born in 1991 in Gainesville, Georgia, where he resided his whole life. He ...
Charles Larry Grogan, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Larry Grogan, 78, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A graveside service will be he ...
Florence B. Hector, 77, Lula
Mrs. Florence B. Hector, age 77 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, Apri ...
Mrs. Mabel Eleanora (Peggy) Hill, age 95, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Mrs. Hill was born May ...
Joya S. Holcomb, 57, Gainesville
Joya S. Holcomb 57 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday March 30, 2020. Professional Services entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Jerilyn 'Jerri' Kay Hyatt, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Jerilyn “Jerri” Kay Hyatt, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, surrounded by her 3 childr ...
David J. Martin, 67, Gainesville
David J. Martin 67 of Gainesville, Ga passes away on Monday 30, 2020. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Sandra Jo McClure, 53, Gainesville
Sandra Jo McClure, 53, of Gainesville passed away Friday March 27, 2020. Services are incomplete at this time. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Daw ...
James Wirt McCreary, 90, Flowery Branch
James Wirt McCreary, 90, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020. He was born on February 22, 1930 in Montgomery, Alabama to Henry Stanley and E ...
Reyna Antonia Medina, 20, Gainesville
Reyna Antonia Medina, age 20, of Gainesville passed away March 21, 2020. Miss Medina was born December 17, 1999 in Gainesville to Reymundo Medina & April Hayes Medina. She w ...
Glenna Perry, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Glenna Perry, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Private Graveside Services were held at Memorial Park Sou ...
Jorene Webb Pilcher, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Jorene Webb Pilcher, 76 of Gainesville passed away Sunday March 29, 2020 at her residence Services are incomplete at this time. Those wishing to send online condolences ...
Harold Ernest Pinson, 91, Gainesville
Harold Ernest Pinson, 91 of Gainesville passed away Sunday March 29, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Pinson was the son of th ...
Henry Wilson Skipper, Sr., 96, Flowery Branch
Henry Wilson Skipper, Sr., 96, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Arbor Terrace in Gwinnett County. For the safety of the family and the community, the fam ...
John Davenport Strickland, 57, Gainesville
John Davenport Strickland, 57 of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 28, 2020. A graduate of Brenau University and the Medical College of Georgia, John was employed as a phys ...
Hayden Young, 3 m, Gainesville
Baby Hayden Young 3 months of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Sunday March 29, 2020. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.

Jackson

Jebadiah “Jeb” Reuben Adams, 25, of Nicholson died peacefully on March 27, 2020. Son of Angela and Reuben Adams.  Grandson of the late Harold Dean Adams  and ...
Maria Balaban, 94, Commerce
Maria Balaban, age 94, of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at her residence.   Born on Aug. 15, 1925 in Saseni Galati, Romania, Mrs. Balaban was the daugh ...
Odelia 'Dee' Atwood Land, 91, Commerce
Odelia “Dee” Atwood Land, age 91 of Commerce, GA, formerly of Lilburn, GA, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020.   Born on Dec. 28, 1928 in Tampa, FL, Mrs. Lan ...
Carey James Maddox, 68, Commerce, formerly of Buford
Carey James Maddox, age 68 of Commerce, GA, formerly of Buford, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 after an extended illness. A private family graveside service will be held Wednesda ...
John Taylor McEver, 89, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Taylor McEver, age 89 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 28, 2020.  Mr. McEver was born in Campton, ...
Joyce Lanelda Clark Ruis, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Joyce Lanelda Clark Ruis, age 78, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Mrs. Ruis was born in Blac ...
Walter Harold Rutledge, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Harold Rutledge, age 88, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Mr. Rutledge was born inn Fayette County, G ...
Mrs. Mary Jane Strickland Williamson, age 86, of Commerce passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Williamson was born on April 30, 1933 ...
March 1, 1937 James (Jimmy) (Jim Bob) Morgan Wood 83, was born to Paul and Allie Wood, the seventh child of 13. It was with deep sadness and joy that he went to be with his Master ...

Lumpkin

Aldona "Chris" Edwards, 92, Daglonega
Mrs. Aldona “Chris” Edwards, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Mrs. Edwards was born in Lumpkin County on April 19, 1927 to the late Floyd and ...
Richard Lee Redner, 71, Elmira, NY
Richard (Rick) Lee Redner born March 2, 1949 in Elmira, New York, was a loving man who never met a stranger. He answered God's calling on March 24, 2020 to find peace and a can ...
Evelyn Kassell Stow, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Kassell Stow, age 89, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020. Mrs. Stow was born in Atlanta on August 21, 1930 to the late Leon White and Eva Kassell.  ...
Ronald Vaughn, 63, Dahlonega
Mr. Ronald Vaughn, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, March 30, 2020. Mr. Vaughn was born in Buford, GA on August 19, 1956 to the late Dorothy Calvin and Lula Mae Vaughn.& ...

Other

Linda Last Harraway, 94, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Last Harraway, age 94 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Mrs. Harraway was born in Kent, E ...
Dr. William Otis Lacefield, III (“Billy”), 52 of Atlanta, GA passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020.  Billy was born in Louisville, KY and grew up in Louisville ...
Hattie Virginia Hicks Seeley, 72, Carnesville
Hattie Virginia Hicks Seeley, age 72 of Carnesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 12, 1948 to the late William Bud Hicks and ...

Rabun

Emily Frances Duvall, 94, Clayton
Emily Frances Duvall, 94 of Clayton Georgia passed away at her home on March 25, 2020 after a very long and full life.  Born in the Mossy Creek Community of White County, ...

Stephens

Darsilda Gayle Isaac, 89, Toccoa
Mrs. Darsilda Gayle Isaac, age 89, of Toccoa passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   Mrs. Isaac was born on November ...
Sue Ellen Mealer                                              &nb ...
LeeLoma Wilbanks, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. LeeLoma Florence Schroeder Wilbanks, age 77 of Sanford, North Carolina, formerly of Toccoa, Ga. passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, No ...

White

Charles Clifton Edge, 92, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Charles Clifton Edge, age 92, of Cleveland.  Mr. Edge passed away Tuesday, March 31,2020. Funeral arrangements ...
Charles Weldon Jones, 68, Cleveland
Mr. Charles Weldon Jones, age 68, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Mr. Jones was born in Commerce, GA to the late Roy Thomas and Pearl Lee McElreath Jo ...
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died
Jack Welch, the GE chief who became a superstar, has died
Jack Welch, who transformed General Electric into a highly profitable multinational conglomerate, has died