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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 16th, 2019

Gwinnett

Dr. Peter D. Walz, 90, Buford
It is with great sorrow that we share the recent passing of Dr. Peter D. Walz on November 16, 2019 at the age of 90 years. He passed peacefully surrounded by his large and loving f ...
Gheorge Ille, 89, Lawrenceville
Gheorghe Ille, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 16, 2019 at the age of 89. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ana Ille, his three daughters, Eunice Istoc, ...

Habersham

Reuel R. Broadway, Sr, 86, Clarkesville
Reuel R. Broadway, Sr. age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 in Davison, Michigan. Born in Mitchell County, Georgia on December 03, 1932, ...

Hall

Michael Douglas Sargent, 68, formally of Lula, Ga, passed away on November 16, 2019. He was retired from the Gainesville City Water Department. He is preceded in death by his wi ...
Helen Elizabeth Butler, 85, Gainesville
Helen Elizabeth Butler, 85, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday November 16, 2019 following an extended illness. Born on May 12, 1934 in Commerce, Georgia, Mrs. Bu ...
Mary Jean Wiley, 66, Lula
Mary Jean Wiley, age 66 of Lula, Ga died on November 16, 2019.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Clemons Chapel United Methodist ...

Jackson

Marion Cecil Brooks, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Marion Cecil Brooks, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 16, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Brooks was born in Center to the late Alvy and Mattie Ruth Mathews Br ...
Richard Dwight Hyde, 84, Hoschton
Richard Dwight Hyde, age 84, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Hyde; and parents, Joseph and Inez Hyde. He is ...
Mary Parr Martin, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Parr Martin, age 76, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mrs. Martin was born in Pendergras ...

Other

Mr. Cecil Addison Yarbrough, Jr., age 59 of Roswell, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019. The son of Lucille D. Yarger and the late Cecil A. Yarbrough, Sr., he was b ...

Stephens

Mrs. Patricia “Pat” McBrayer Heaton Timms, age 94 of Shady Lane, Toccoa passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The Clary Center. The daughter of the late Mary L. ...
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