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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 ...
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
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T