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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 24th, 2019

Dawson

Joyce Gardner, 87, Dawsonville
Joyce Gardner, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 24, 2019 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 21, 1932 in Virginia Beach, Virgi ...

Forsyth

Charles B. “Chuck” McBride, 68, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Chuck was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was a kind friend who n ...
Margaret Maria Reese, 50, Cumming
Margaret Maria Reese, age 50, passed away on October 24, 2019 due to complications from heart surgery. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada to John Simmons Sr and Jacoba Simmons. S ...

Gwinnett

Doug Padgette, Buford
Doug Padgette, a long-time resident of Atlanta and a fixture on Lake Lanier for decades, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Thursday, October 24th. Doug was bor ...

Hall

David & Noe Matias, inf, Gainesville
David Matias & Noe Matias infant twin sons of Andres Jose Matias & Dominga Matias Pascual passed away October 24, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The twin ...
Cesar Salazar, 35, Flowery Branch
Mr. Cesar Salazar age 35 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday October 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following a sudden illness.   Fun ...

Lumpkin

John Sanford, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. John Sanford, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019. Mr. Sanford was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late Earl and Edna Wood Sanford. ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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