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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 12th, 2019

Banks

Ivie Funeral  Home announces services for Mr. William Arnold Chesser 78  of Homer who passed away Wednesday June 12, 2019.  Survivors include his wife Johnnie R. Che ...
Johnny L. White, 57, Lula
Johnny L. White, age 57 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Born in Thomaston, Georgia on February 2, 1962 to the late John Lafayette (J.L.) and Frances Ruth Crisp ...

Dawson

Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, 86, Dawsonville
Mrs. Gwendolyn Jackson Lunceford, age 86, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Mrs. Lunceford was born on November 22, 1932, in Barnesville, Georgia, to the lat ...

Gwinnett

James H. Baker, 90, Buford
On June 12, 2019 James H. Baker, age 90, departed from his earthly life into his eternal life in Heaven. He was raised by his grandparents, Frank and Emma Baker in the Grove Park a ...

Habersham

Bobby Kenneth Canup, 78, Clarkesville
A celebration of life service to honor Bobby Kenneth Canup, age 78 of Clarkesville, will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12 Noon at Center Baptist Church in Roberstown. Pastor M ...

Hall

Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, Gainesville
Charlotte Audrey Sawyer, 86, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Oaks at Limestone. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 201 ...
Cora Sue Cheek, 79, Oakwood
Cora Sue Cheek passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2019. Sue is preceded in death by her “Pop” Milton Sprayberry, Mom-Sarah Sprayberry, and sister Vera Lively ...

Jackson

Jeffrey Lyn Edge, 58, Commerce
Mr. Jeffrey Lyn Edge, age 58, of Commerce died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Edge was born in Gainesville to the late, J.C. and Maudane Truelove Edge.  ...
Claudine McClure Kesler, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Claudine McClure Kesler, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Kesler was born in Commerce to the late Claude and Maude Hollifield ...
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Singer Bill Withers has died
Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98
The Rev. Joseph E
Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died
Henry Skipper, former Flowery Branch mayor, dies at 96
Henry Skipper, a former mayor and city councilman for the city of Flowery Branch, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
Singer, actor, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, who embodied “The Gambler” persona and whose musical career spanned jazz, folk, country and pop, has died at 81
Former dean at Gainesville College dies
A former dean at what was then Gainesville College, Steve Gurr, has died at the age of 78.
Lyle Waggoner, foil on 'The Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 84
Lyle Waggoner, who played comic foil on “The Carol Burnett Show," has died
'Exorcist' actor Max von Sydow dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died