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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 3rd, 2019

Banks

John Michael McLendon, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. McLendon was born on January 15, 1964, in Jesup, Georgia. He was preceded in death ...

Forsyth

Ms. Peggy Sue Word Blackwell, 52, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness.  She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her hu ...
Haven Earl Reed, 66, Cumming
Haven Earl Reed 66, of Cumming, GA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 3, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may ...

Gwinnett

Tony Lee Callahan, 72, Loganville
Tony Lee Callahan, age 72, of Loganville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mattie Callahan; and grandchildren, Amanda Ca ...
Christine Brock Hughes, age 79 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, Gillsville
Herman Junior Gaddis, 70, of Gillsville passed away March 3, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in ...

Hall

Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, Flowery Branch
Ryan Alex Oreszko, 19, of Flowery Branch passed away March 3, 2019. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. The ...
Tammy Leigh Lutz, 58, Flowery Branch
Tammy Leigh Lutz, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia Weaver; sister, Lisa Ann Pendry. She is survive ...
Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, ...

Jackson

Joyce Elaine Fowler, 74, Braselton
Joyce Elaine Fowler, age 74 of Braselton passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Parsons, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019. Mr. Parsons was born in Hall County on July 22, 1940 to the late Dewitt and ...

Other

Edmund Wallace Cotter (Eddy) of Atlanta, GA, born October 20, 1919 in East Rockaway, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  An original member of the Army-Air Corps in ...
Jonathan Riffe, 52, Madison
Jonathan Riffe was born Nov 6,1966. To the belated Constance Garner  and John Riffe in Gainesville , Ga 30501.     He left behind sisters and brothers .. Ca ...

Stephens

Noah Lawson Newkirk, 15, Toccoa
Noah Lawson Newkirk, age 15 months of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 3, 2019 at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A son of Joseph and Rachel Lawson Newkir ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88