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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 14th, 2020


Sherry Evans Berry, 49, Bethlehem
Sherry Evans Berry, age 49, of Bethlehem, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her brother, Brad Raben Evans. Mrs. Evans is survived by her h ...


Charlotte Lou Guffey, 80, Cumming
Charlotte Lou Guffey, age 80, of Cumming, Ga. passed away on Wednesday October 14th, 2020. Charlotte was born in 1940 to the late Lewis and Roberta White. In addition to her parent ...
Mark Edwin Jamerson, 54, Cumming
Mark Edwin Jamerson 54, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. Mark was employed as an Industrial Engraver at TextureSource for 28 years and was a dedic ...
Jewel Rogers, 94, Cumming
Jewel Rogers 94, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. Jewel is preceded in death by her husband; Billy Rogers. A celebration of Jewel’s lif ...


Lucy Jane Thomason Smith, 72, passed away peacefully and around loved ones on Oct. 14, 2020. She finished a lengthy fight with dementia, and overcame challenges with bravery and fe ...


Rachel Virginia Seay, 91, Gainesville
Rachel Virginia Seay, 91 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 14, 2020  following an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Ms. Seay was the daughter ...
Mr. Jackie “Jack” Dean Allred, age 83 of Gainesville, GA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  We give all praise and glory to Him f ...
Greg Erskin Thrasher, 59, Flowery Branch
Mr. Greg Erskin Thrasher, age 59, of Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the Chapel of Mem ...


Sandra Ayers, 76, Commerce
Sandra Ayers, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.   Born on Oct. 31, 1943 in Nicholson, GA, Ms. Ayers was the daughter of the late Robert E. Lee ...
Dorothy Mae Hill, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Hill, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Hill was born in Commerce to the late Charlie and Lottie Mae Owensby Br ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Alvin “Duck” Reese, age 67 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  Mr. Rees ...


  James Warren “Jimmy” Chapman, 65, of Colbert GA, passed away October 14, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. The family will receive frien ...


Mr. Harold James “Jay” Ansley, age 77, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. Family members include his wife, Maryann Domek ...
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