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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 18th, 2020

Gwinnett

Grace Hammond, 82, Buford
Grace Hammond, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Laud Hammond.  Mrs. Hammond is survived by ...

Habersham

James "Jake" Pink Dill, 75, Mt. Airy
James "Jake" Pink Dill, age 75, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, following an extended illness. Mr. Dill was born on June 14, 1944, in Clark ...

Hall

Harold Monroe "Deano" Benefield, 76, Chestnut Mountain
Harold Monroe "Deano" Benefield, 76 of  Chestnut Mountain  passed away Saturday January 18, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Benefield was the s ...
Jessie Mae Braselton, 88, Gainesville
Jessie Mae Braselton, 88 of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 18, 2020. Born in Barrow County, Mrs. Braselton had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  She wa ...
Augusta A. Merck Martin, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Augusta A. Merck Martin, 88, went to be with the Lord on January 18th, 2020. Best known as “Gussie,” Augusta is survived by her 3 children (Jim, Kathy, Cheryl a ...

Lumpkin

Edward Brown, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Edward Brown, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020. Mr. Brown was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late H.M. and Annie Bell Milsap Br ...

Union

Rosa Mae Haygood, 89, Suches
Mrs. Rosa Mae Haygood, age 89, of Suches, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Mrs. Haygood was born in Suches on December 7, 1930 to the late Sherman David and Theressa Mae ...
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.
Report: Television personality Regis Philbin dies at 88
People magazine reports that legendary television personality Regis Philbin has died at 88
Civil rights trailblazer C.T. Vivian to be laid to rest
The nation will pay its final respects Thursday to the Rev. CT Vivian
Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'
John Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, has died
Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57
Actor Kelly Preston has died at age 57
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
Country music pioneer and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83