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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 27th, 2019

Dawson

Peri Sue Meyer, 57, Dawsonville
Peri Sue Meyer, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 27, 2019. Born September 8, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 24 years havin ...

Forsyth

Cathy Abbott, 64, Cumming
Cathy Abbott, 64, of Cumming passed away Friday December 27, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 28, 1955 in Rome, Georgia to the late Geor ...
Lucas Allen Collins, 9 m, Cumming
Lucas Allen Collins, age 9 months, of Cumming, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  Lucas and his family attend Mt. Tabor Baptist Churc ...

Gwinnett

Robert Crowl, 58, Sugar Hill
Robert M. “Bob” Crowl, age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Diana Crowl, Sugar Hill, GA; ...

Habersham

Carol Nessen, 71, Clarkesville
Carol Lynn Von Nessen, age 71, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Wayne Von Nessen. She is s ...
Lloyd K. Tomlin, 90, Cornelia
Lloyd K. Tomlin age 90 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. Born in Cleveland, Georgia on June 05, 1929, he was a son of the late Hok ...

Hall

Frances Powell Hodge, 92, Gainesville
FRANCES POWELL HODGE died peacefully at the age of 92 on Thursday December 27, 2019. She was a resident of Lanier Village Estates. Frances was born in Westminster, South Carolin ...
Charles Sherer, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Russell Sherer age 84 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday December 27, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at a ...
Willie Stringer, Flowery Branch
Celebration of Life Services for Ms. Willie C.Stringer of  Flowery Branch, GA will be held on Saturday, January  4, 2020, 1:00 PM at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurm ...
Marsha Gammell Wells, 71, Gainesville
Marsha Gammell Wells, age 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. She is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, David B. Wells, Gainesville, GA; chi ...

Jackson

Christie Martin Rainwater, 61, jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christie Martin Rainwater, age 61 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 27, 2019.  Mrs. Rainwater was bor ...

Lumpkin

Terence Frederick Slater, 98, Dahlonega
Terence Frederick “Terry” Slater, age 98, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. He was a resident of Dahlonega for the past 31 years. Terry was a ...

Other

Kathryn Tipton Burkes, 72, Watkinsville
On Friday, December 27, 2019, Kathryn Tipton Burkes, beloved wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 72 after a heroic battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). ...

Stephens

Thelma Elaine Williams Henry, age 77, of Toccoa, Georgia, formerly of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 27, 2019. Mrs. Henry was born April 24, ...

White

Hayward Ligie Rogers, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Hayward Ligie Rogers, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019. Mr. Rogers was born April 10, 1938 in White County to the late Harvey Washington Rogers and ...
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