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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.  ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died