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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 18th, 2020

Forsyth

Ronald J. Watson, 73, Cumming
Ronald J. Watson, 73, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He was a graduate from Forsyth County High School in 1965. and Clarkesville Technical School in 1967. Ron ...

Gwinnett

Margaret Frankum Hamilton, 71, Lawrenceville
Margaret Frankum Hamilton, age 71, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on November 18, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Ola Mae Jordan Frankum.  Sh ...

Habersham

Jerry Carter, 73, Mt. Airy
  Jerry Carter, age 73 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 28, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim &a ...
John Lewis Currier, 94, Cornelia
John Lewis Currier, 94, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on November 18, 2020.    He was born on June 9, 1926 in Cornelia, GA to parents George and Mauneeta ( ...
Joe Ellis Morgan, 73, Cornelia
  Joe Ellis Morgan, age 73 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  Joe was the son of the late Haskell and Annabell Morgan. He was an auto body ...

Hall

Terry Clinton Porter, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Terry Clinton Porter age 62 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday November 18, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are sc ...
James Smith, 55, Gainesville
James Smith of 55 years passed away on November 18, 2020 in Gainesville Georgia. He is survived by his ex-wife Rozitta Smith and his five daughters Christina McArthur, Jamie Rocq ...
  Alma Jane “Janie” Midyette Whitehead passed away peacefully on November 18, 2020, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. Janie was a devoted mother, da ...
Rhonda Kay Beasley, 67, Gainesville
Ms. Rhonda Kay Beasley, 67, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with her daughters holding her hand and family surrounding h ...

Lumpkin

Mary Merlene Morris, 87, Dahlonega
Mary Merlene Morris, age 86, of Dahlonega, passed away on November 18, 2020. Mrs. Morris was born on December 11, 1933, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Bob and Merle Shue.  ...

White

Michael Andrew Payne, Sr., 63, Cleveland
Michael Andrew Payne, Sr., age 63, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Mr. Payne was born on February 28, 1957, in Hiawassee, Georgia, to the late Charles ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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