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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 17th, 2020

Banks

Rebecca J. Carney, 42, Maysville
Rebecca J. Carney, age 42 of Maysville, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.   Born on Dec. 10, 1978 in Dalton, GA, Mrs. Carney was the daughter of the late Oliver ...

Forsyth

Myra Lee Moore, 78, Cumming
Myra Lee Moore, 78, of Cumming passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. Myra was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and ...

Gwinnett

Loretha Brooks Cantrell, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Broughton and Emmaline Brooks, and brother, Pri ...
Jean Chatham Payne, 91, Sugar Hill
Jean Chatham Payne, age 91, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lecil J. Payne; son, Larry Payne; parents, Roy and ...

Habersham

Betty Joyce Cook Batson, 82, Mt. Airy
Betty Joyce Cook Batson, age 82 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 16, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Williams ...
Stephen Jeffry “Butch” Davis, age 77 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, December 17, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgi ...
William Thomas "Bill" Beahan, 67, Clarkesville
William Thomas "Bill" Beahan, age 67, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, due to complications from Covid 19. Mr. Beahan was born Aug ...
Sylvia Shortt, 65, Other
65 years young---Taken too early and too quickly. Sylvia Shortt died December 17, 2020 in Athens Ga following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents William ( ...

Hall

Luong Nguyen Le, 72, Oakwood
Mr. Luong Nguyen Le age 72 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Thursday December 17, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be hel ...
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 21, 2020 at  2:00  PM for H. Kenneth Clark at Union Baptist Church 5115 Union Church Road Flowery Branch, GA 30542. The Rev ...
Mrs. Linda “Kaye” Harris Kelley age 56 of Hoschton, Ga was called home to meet with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday December 17, 2020. She passed away pe ...

Jackson

Mrs. Betty L. Darnell McDonald, age 81, of Commerce passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. McDonald was born in Commerce to the late, Valley and Minni ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Glen Barnett, 58, Dahlonega
Mr. Ronald Glen Barnett, age 58, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Hwy 19 North, Dahlonega, GA 30533.    ...
Tena Louise Ray, 56, Dahlonega
Tena Louise Ray, age 56, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Tena was born on August 10, 1964 in Lumpkin County to Ostena Grizzle and the late Boyd ...

Other

B.L. Pressley, 82, Winterville
B.L. Pressley, age 82 of Winterville, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.   Born on May 14, 1938 in Abbeville, SC, Mr. Pressley was the son of the late Joe W. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Jewell Wilbanks Kellar age 81 of Toccoa passed away December 17, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Luke and Lelia Belle Morgan Wilbanks, she was born ...

White

Earl Partin, 78, Cleveland
Earl Partin, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020. Mr. Partin was born on August 19, 1942, in Habersham County, to the late Marion and Pauline Dorsey ...
William Fredrick Dodson, 62, Cleveland
William Fredrick Dodson, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020. Mr. Dodson was born on August 9, 1958 to the late Bill and Hazel Dodson. He was preceded ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died