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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Ronald Edwin Roetman, 75, Cumming
Ronald Edwin Roetman on Saturday, September 21, 2019, dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 75. He was a faithful and devoted husband of 5 ...

Gwinnett

Lynn J. Harter, 85, Sugar Hill
Lynn J. Harter, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Leigh Wilson and Jean Harter; sons, Andrew Harter, ...
Ivan Robert Wall, 53, Snellville
Mr. Ivan Robert Wall, age 53 of Snellville passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Royce and Mildred Owens Wall, he was born October 24, 196 ...

Hall

Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, 57, Gainesville
Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Ms. Pursley was born on April 4, 1962, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, Gainesville
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday ...
Grace A. Leonard, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace A. Leonard age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Graveside services will be ...

Jackson

Barbara Ann Black, 68, Commerce
Barbara Ann Black was born on April 6, 1951 and went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Rose Leachman. She had two children; Sha ...
Harper Mae Wiley, Inf, Hoschton
Infant Harper Mae Wiley, daughter of Joshua and Brittany Wiley, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandmother, Evelyn Gee ...
Julia P. Williams, 97, Homer
Mrs. Julia P. Williams, age 97, of Homer, GA died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Williams was born in Homer to the late John and Byrd Hope Payne.  S ...

White

Janelle Black, 78, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland
Janelle B. Black, age 78, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Mrs. Black was born on June 22, 1941, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Tammi Boswell, 55, Cleveland
Tammi Boswell age 55 passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tammi is survived by uncle and aunt Billy and Christy Phillips, of Cleveland, Georgia; aunt and uncle Judy and Doug W ...
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