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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 1st, 2020


Lennie Patricia Penland, age 62 of Winder passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.&n ...


Johnny J. Brady, 76, Clarkesville
Brother Johnny J. Brady, age 76 of Clarkesville, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Born in Martin, Georgia on July 9, 1944, he was a son of the late ...
Mary Eldarado Erwin Garrett, age 78 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Born in Cornelia, Georgia on October 4, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Ivo ...


Laurie Ann Polzin Davis, 68, Dahlonega
Laurie Ann Polzin Davis, 68, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 1, 2020 after an extended battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Decatur, Georgia to Evelyn Lawrence an ...
Celma Ann Abercrombie, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Celma Ann Abercrombie, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Mrs. Abercrombie was born on September 2, 1937 to the late Francis L. and Barbara A ...


Sharon Vonzeal Baker, 58, Colbert
Sharon Vonzeal Baker, age 58 of Colbert, GA passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.   Born on July 2, 1962 in Winder, GA, Mrs. Baker was the daughter of the late Billy and E ...
Gladys Wheeler, 91, Cleveland
Gladys Wheeler, age 91 of Dalton formerly of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. Mrs. Wheeler was born March 20, 1929 in Blue Ridge, GA to the late Elmer and Alice ...


Melvin Norman Nelms, 82, Cleveland
Melvin Norman Nelms, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Mr. Nelms was born on August 29, 1938, in Haysville, North Carolina.  Melvin was a good ...
Jane Brown, 101, Cleveland
Jane Brown, age 101, of Cleveland, passed away on October 1, 2020. Mrs. Brown was born on December 11, 1918, in Hall County, to the late Branson and Lona Staton Standridge.  ...
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