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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 5th, 2018

Forsyth

Helen Thorn, Cumming
Helen Thorn, affectionately known as “Mama Helen”, went to be with her Jesus on Tuesday, June 5th. She was surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly. Helen ...

Habersham

Raymond Charles Hallford, 83, Demorest
Raymond Charles Hallford, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 following an extended illness. Mr. Hallford was born on January 25, 1935 in Habersham ...
Glover Lee Carpenter, 91, Cornelia
Glover Lee Carpenter, age 91, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to Glory to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mr. Carpenter was born on August 10, 1926, in Cornelia, G ...
Benny Tench, 76, Clarkesville
Benny Tench, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Tench was born on March 15, 1942 in Clarkesville, Ge ...

Hall

Ethel Martin Caras, Gainesville
Ethel Martin Caras was born May 19, 1917 in Macon, Georgia to the late D.S. and Emma Lee Martin. She was the eldest of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jame ...
Leslie Partridge Finder, 59, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Leslie Partridge Finder, age 59, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by her family. Fune ...
Helen Emily Knight Nix, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Emily Knight Nix age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday June 04, 2018 at her home following an extended illness.             Funera ...
Barbara Ellen Pormen, 79, Gainesville
Obituary for Barbara Ellen Pormen, 79, of Gainesville, GA. Barbara Ellen Pormen, born in Clebit, OK, passed quietly into her eternal home Tuesday June 5th, 2018, in Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Larry Glenn Mayfield, 78, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Glenn Mayfield, age 78, of Pendergrass, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mr. Mayfield was born in Cumming, Georgia, a son t ...
Thomas Carlton Thigpen, 74, Dania Beach, FL
Thomas Carlton Thigpen, age 74, of Dania Beach, FL passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. He enjoyed fishing, gambling and working on cars. He loved his pets; Boo and Molly. Survivors i ...

White

Lois C. Hogan, 94, Cleveland
Lois C. Hogan, age 94 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mrs. Hogan was born February 1, 1924 in Demorest to the late Jim and Minnie Skelton Chambers. Lois was a m ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died