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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 15th, 2019

Gwinnett

Sondra Elsea, 71, Buford
Sondra Elsea, age 71, Buford, GA passed away January 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Elsea.  She is survived by brothers, Leonard (Claire) Goldberg, W ...

Habersham

Lucy McCoy Ragan, 92, Cornelia
  Lucy McCoy Ragan, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Ragan was born on April 6, 1926 in Maysville, Georgia to t ...
James Edward "Ed" Owens, 72, Mount Airy
  James Edward "Ed" Owens, age 72, passed away in his home, on January 15th, 2019 in Mount Airy, Georgia after an extended illness. Mr. Owens, known by family ...

Hall

Marvin “M.T” Simmons, 82, Gainesville
Known throughout Georgia legal circles, Marvin T. Simmons, Jr. (known generally as M.T. ), was a lawyer’s lawyer, a mentor to countless younger attorneys, a paragon of deco ...
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, 90, Gainesville
Doris Evelyn Wehunt, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral service will be 3PM Friday, January 18, 2019 at New Hope United Methodist Church ...
Glen Dora Keels, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Glen Dora Keels of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed January 15, 2019.  Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 ...
Jorge Alberto Villatoro Paz, 70, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at St. John Paul II Catho ...

Jackson

Dr. Maurice Jean VanBesien, age 87 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. A service will be held at a later date at Ruck Funeral Home in Baltimore, Maryland. ...

Lumpkin

Velma Sullens, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Velma Sullens, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mrs. Sullens was born in Lumpkin County on March 25, 1942 to the late George Tate and Margaret Mo ...
Joyce Sullens Parrish, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. Joyce Sullens Parrish, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a period of declining ...

White

Doris Lee Thomason, 80, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Doris Lee Thomason, age 80 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 15, 2019.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died