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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.  ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died