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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Carl G. Rakestraw, 90, Cumming
Carl G. Rakestraw, age 90 of Cumming, GA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor D ...

Gwinnett

Faye Nina Gilreath, 88, Lawrenceville
Faye Nina Gilreath, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrenceville, GA on Wednesday August 21st, 2019. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Dadeville, Alabama.  ...
Betty Seiple McHugh, 94, Buford
Betty Seiple McHugh, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband of fifty-two years, Charles P. McHugh; daughter-in-law, Ann ...

Hall

Mr. Bobby Lee “Papa Smurf” Cantrell was born on January 13, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Lester Pruitt and the late Pauline Cantrell. On August 21, 2019, he ...
Margaret “Peggy” Saunders Wilson, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include her daughter, S ...

Jackson

Dan Kirkland Gunnels, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dan Kirkland Gunnels, age 74, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Mr. Gunnels was born ...
Jennie M. Jett, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Jennie M. Jett, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Jett was born in Commerce to the late J.C. and Elma Flemi ...

Other

Heyward Young, Athens
Heyward Young of Athens, (1941 - 2019), and husband of 53 years to Brenda Eberhart Young, passed away on August 21, 2019. Mr. Young retired from NCR, Inc. in 1999, obtained both ...
'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85
A longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates, has died
'Naughty boy': Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77
Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python troupe that revolutionized British comedy, has died at age 77
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died