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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 20th, 2019

Dawson

Jeanette Bates, 65, Dawsonville
Jeanette Bates 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expre ...
Nancy Turner, 76, Dawsonville
Nancy Turner, 76, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, December 20, 2019. Nancy was a sweet, loving person who always put others before herself.  She was a member of Concord Bap ...

Forsyth

Damon Eddie Ruth, 63, Cumming
Damon Eddie Ruth, 63, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 20, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his parents Douglas and Clara Ruth. He is survived by his wife Jennifer P ...

Gwinnett

Paul Tavilla, 52, Suwanee
Paul E. Tavilla, age 52, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother, Claudia Tavilla. Mr. Tavilla is survived by his wife of tw ...

Habersham

Wade Lawson, 87, Cornelia
Wade Lawson, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20, 2019.  Born in Cornelia on March 31, 1932, he was a son of the late Byrl Lawson and the late ...
Graveside services for Barbara “Bobbie” Smith Hodges, age 84, of Atlanta and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Chape ...
Lt. Colonel Phillip Alan Lynd, 72, Clarkesville
Lt Colonel Phillip Alan Lynd, age 72 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away at 11:15 am on December 20, 2019, at his residence following a long period of liver disease.  Born ...

Hall

Patricia Frances McDaniel McKee; born in Griffin, GA May 24, 1943, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 20th, 2019 at N.E.G.M.C in Gainesville, GA. Patricia was of th ...
William Pressley, 70, Gainesville
William Edward Pressley, Sr age 70 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 20, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Pressley was born April 26, 1949 in Winder to ...
Buddy Ervin Pruitt, 77, Gainesville
Buddy Ervin Pruitt, 77, of Gainesville passed away Friday, December 20, 2019.  Buddy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was an avid U.G. ...
Stewart Kent Purkey, 52, Gainesville
Stewart Kent “Papa” Purkey , 52, of Gainesville, GA., long-time Northeast Georgia-area Frito-Lay delivery driver, born September 18, 1967 on Vandenberg AFB near Lo ...
Paul Franklin Scroggs, Jr., age 87, passed away peacefully after an extended period of declining health.  He led a colorful life and savored every moment of it.  ...

Jackson

Linda Kay Duncan Atkins, 67, Commerce
Mrs. Linda Kay Duncan Atkins, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 20, 2019 at her sister’s residence in Rocky Face, GA.  Mrs. Atkins was born in Commerce to th ...

Lumpkin

Geneva Harris Spencer, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geneva Harris Spencer, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, De ...

Other

William Taylor, 60, East Liverpool, OH
On Friday, December 20, 2019, William “Bill” Taylor, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 60. Bill was born June 29, 1959, in East Live ...
Cecelia Weinbender, 82, Atlanta
Cecelia Jones Weinbender, age 82, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2019. Cecelia was born November 25, 1937 in Atlanta, GA to the late Griffin Oliver Jones, Sr. and Blanche R ...

White

Henry Grady Freeman, 82, Cleveland
Henry Grady Freeman, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 20, 2019. Mr. Freeman was born July 21, 1937 in Cleveland, G ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'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