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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 20th, 2020

Forsyth

Martha Floy Sorrells, 90, Cumming
Martha Floy Sorrells, 90, of Cumming passed away Monday, January 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sorrells; sons, Rudy Sorrells, Randy Sorrells and his wif ...

Gwinnett

Alma A. Fisher, 95, Suwanee
Alma A. Fisher, age 95, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020.  She was born in 1924, to the late Antonio and Augusta Angeletti. Alma enjoyed tending to her g ...
James Kirkley, 75, Flowery Branch
James Julian Kirkley (Jimmy), 75, of Flowery Branch went to his eternal home on January 20, 2020. He was the husband of Jackie Cofer Kirkley and they shared 37 years together. F ...

Habersham

Richard Dean Burdine, age 74 of Homer, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at his residence. Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 2, 1945, he was a son of the late Rupert W. ...

Hall

Ralph Benjamin Couch, 71, Murrayville
Ralph Benjamin Couch, age 71, of Murrayville, Ga died Monday, January 20, 2020 at his residence.  He was retired from Lucent Technologies.  A funeral service will be h ...
Lucy Louella “Lou” Hanson, 92, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 after a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January ...

Jackson

Geraldine Gardiner, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Gardiner, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Gardiner was born in Homer to the late Billy a ...

Lumpkin

Daniel Haas, 61, Dahlonega
Dahlonega Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Daniel Kenneth Haas, age 61 of Dahlonega, Georgia. March 7, 1958 - January 20, 2020 He is the son of Sheldon and Anne Haas. He ...

Rabun

Carol Estelle Johnson, 80, Clayton
Carol Estelle Johnson, age 80 of Clayton, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at her residence.    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  ...
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