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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 15th, 2019

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Louis Dennis, Jr., age 61 of Homer, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, November 15, 2019.  Mr. Dennis was born in Atla ...

Forsyth

Jerry D. Jennings, 73, Cumming
Jerry D. Jennings of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully at home with his family attending on November 15, 2019, at the age of 73. A Celebration ...
Retta 'Cricket' Bryant, 62, Cumming
Retta “Cricket” Bryant, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. Retta was born in 1957, to the late Kimsey and Juanita Kimbarl. She was a member of S ...

Gwinnett

Samarah Diane Masiah, 16, Suwanee
Samarah Diane Masih, age 16 of Suwanee, GA, died suddenly Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral service will be held Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...
Ernest Paul Sloan, 74, Fairplay, SC, formerly Hoschton
Ernest Paul Sloan, age 74, of  Fairplay, SC, formerly of Hoschton, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Branson and Colena Wood S ...

Hall

Margaret Purcell Holcomb Pierce, 80, of Lula passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov ...
William S. Smith, Sr., 80, Gainesville
William S. Smith, Sr. of Gainesville Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born on July 14, 1939. Mr. Smith retired from the United States Postal S ...
Sheila Dianne Wagner, 60, Flowery Branch
Shelia Dianne Wagner, age 60, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by parents, Leon and Ruby McDaniel, and nephew, Kenneth &ldqu ...

Jackson

Shirley Easter (Esther) Buckley-Kane, age 84, of Commerce passed away at her daughter’s residence on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. She was born October 4, 1935 in Bo ...
Elizabeth Ann Kelly, 76, Jefferson
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Kelley, age 76, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, November 15, 2019 at Southern Pines.  Mrs. Kelley was born in Hawkinsville to the late J.W. and Beatrice Sutto ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Edward Aaron Pritchett, Sr., age 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Ed was born in Cleveland, Georgia o ...
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