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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2020

Forsyth

Nina L. Layne, 78, Cumming
  Nina L. Layne 78, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Loyd Lane. Nina is survived by her children; ...

Gwinnett

Mark Gregory Cordell, 73, Cumming
Mark Gregory Cordell age 73, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.  Mark is a long-time local business owner and proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. ...

Habersham

Maria Goss Becker, 63, Clarkesville
Maria Goss Becker, age 63 of Clarkesville, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral arrangem ...
Maria Goss Becker, 63, Clarkesville
Maria Goss Becker, age 63 of Clarkesville, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Stephens ...

Hall

Billy "Pop" Houston Hope, 81, Gainesville
Billy "Pop" Houston Hope, age 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at H ...
Cristela Munoz, Gainesville
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Donald Reed Neilan, 67, Gainesville
Donald Reed Neilan, 67, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 20, 2020. Don was born on June 7, 1953 in New London, CT to Donald Chapman Neilan and Mary Louise Reed Neilan. ...
Roger David Dyer, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Roger David Dyer, 67, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at The Oaks following an extended illness. A celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m. ...
Lamar Elder, Gainesville
Mr. Lamar Elder passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in the Chap ...
Gene Hewell, 71, Gainesville
Gene Hewell age 71 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday December 20, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday December 23 at the Little ...

Jackson

Tommy Ray Phillips, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Tommy Ray Phillips, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 20, 2020.  Mr. Phillips was born in Winde ...

Lumpkin

George Brown, 80, Dahlonega
George Brown, age 80, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1940 in Hiawassee to the late Sylvester Brown and the late Sallie Flanagan. He ...
George Henry Brown, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. George Henry Brown, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements and full obituary to follow. To share a memory or condolence ...

Rabun

James “Boone” Daniel English, age 64, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 20, 2020. Boone was born the son of the late Wallace Rafter English and the late C ...

Stephens

Horace Aldon Shedd, 69, Toccoa
Mr. Horace Aldon Shedd age 69 of Toccoa passed away December 20, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Wenfred Conner and Willie Mae Lacy Shedd, he was born October 21, 1951 ...

White

Billie Jane (B.J.) Addington Ash, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away on December 20, 2020. B.J. was born on August 1, 1934 to the late Lillie and Addison Addington.  She was ...
Annitta Kay Gilleland, 58, Cleveland
Annitta Kay Gilleland age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday December 19, 2020. Mrs. Gilleland was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Winifred Carder and Freddie Su ...
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