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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 20th, 2020


Sharon Leigh Hester, 69, Dawsonville
  Sharon Leigh Hester 69, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. ...


Gregory William Tomko, 40, Cumming
Mr. Gregory William Tomko, 40, of Cumming passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Services are planned for a later time. Born on June 4, 1980 in Dayton, OH, he was th ...


Samuel Lavon Bullock, 71, Suwanee
We are saddened to announce the passing of Samuel Lavon Bullock on October 20, 2020 at Emory John’s Creek Hospital, in the Metro Atlanta area. He was born on February 11, 194 ...
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, 67, Loganville
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, age 67, of Loganville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. Thompson and Mary Ellen Savage Thom ...
Michael Allen Lovett, 68, Dacula
  Michael Allen Lovett, age 68, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Kim Miller Lovett, Dacula; son, Christopher Allen Lovett ...


Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, 90, Clarkesville
Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020.   Born in Stephens County on June 9, 1930, Vernell was the daughter of the la ...
Keithy Laroyce Rucker, 44, Westminster, SC formerly of Cornelia
Keithy Laroyce Rucker, age 44 of Westminster, South Carolina and formerly of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 2, 1976, ...


William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. May 11, 1941- October 20, 2020 Gainesville has lost an icon.  William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. passed away Tuesday, Octobe ...
Mark Lanier Pirkle, Gainesville
Funny, kind and loyal, Mark Lanier Pirkle is being remembered as a husband without compare, a supportive father who always had time to snuggle and a giving friend with a wicked sen ...
Michael D Whitfield, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Michael D. Whitfield, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...


George Ross Kelly, Jr, 74, Statesboro
George Ross Kelly, Jr formerly of Statesboro, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at the age of 74. The eldest son of George and Emma Kelly, and one of ten Kelly child ...
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
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.