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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 28th, 2019

Dawson

JoAnn Poole, 85, Dawsonville
JoAnn Poole, 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born ...
Robert Pruett, 76, Dawsonville
Robert Pruett, 76, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 after an extended illness.  He was born to the late Riley and Irene Pruett.   He was ...

Forsyth

Martha Ann Rickles, 72, Cumming
Martha Ann Rickles, age 72 of Cumming, GA. passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. She was born in 1947, to the late Andrew and Era Buice Rickles. Martha was a loving mother, grand ...

Gwinnett

Bethenia Mae Bacon, 88, Suwanee
Bethenia Mae Bacon, age 88 of Suwanee, formerly of White County, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Mrs. Bacon was born on May 31, 1931, in White County, to the late Bar ...

Hall

Barbara (Bee) Rutherford, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara (Bee) Rutherford, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Friday, August 30, 2019 at Me ...
Donald Edward Hensley, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Edward Hensley, age 79, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at The Oaks at Scenic View, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m ...
John H. Smallwood, Gainesville
Mr. John H. Smallwood, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in the chapel of Memori ...
William B. Thomas, 69, Gainesville
Mr. William B. Thomas, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.      &nbs ...

Lumpkin

Douglas "Doug" Barrett, 63, Dahlonega
Douglas "Doug" Barrett, age 63 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Visitation will be Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM with a memorial s ...
Golden Lee Chester, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Golden Lee Chester, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Lee was born in Lumpkin County on December 18, 1944 to the late William Raymond “Tug&r ...
Lee Chester, 74, Dahlonega
Mr. Lee Chester, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019.   Complete funeral arrangements will announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahl ...

Other

James (Jim) Clarence Lamb, Jr, 89, Blue Ridge, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. James (Jim) Clarence Lamb, Jr., 89, passed away, peacefully, on August, 28, 2019 in Blue Ridge, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Lynn Hughes; by his p ...
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
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T