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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 27th, 2020

Forsyth

Doris Virginia Bennett Willis, 89 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co) passed away Sunday December 27, 2020 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there will be no services held at this ti ...

Gwinnett

William F. Adams, 90, Buford
William F. Adams, age 90 of Buford, Georgia went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 27, 2020 after complications from Pneumonia. Mr. Adams was born June 14, 1930 in Waverly, Ohio ...
Charlotte Pounds Ireland, 94, of Grayson, GA, died Sunday, December 27, 2020. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 2 – 4 PM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...
William Lee Knott, 70, Snellville
William Lee Knott, age 70 of Snellville passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.la ...
Janet F. Marra-Compton of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on December 27, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral ...
Joan Ann White, 68, Buford
Joan Ann White, age 68, of Buford, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 27, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her father, Billy White and nep ...

Habersham

Bouakhao Thanphachanh, 69, Cornelia
Bouakhao Thanphachanh, age 69 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Ms. Thanphachanh was born on Wednesday, April 11, 1951 in Vientane. Survivors include a d ...

Hall

Dorothy Lee Hughes Allison, 86, Gainesville
Dorothy Lee Hughes Allison, 86 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 27, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Towns County, Mrs. Allison had lived in ...
Kenneth L. “Leck” Broome, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Kenneth L. “Leck” Broome, 72, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at ...
Elizabeth (Libby) Conner Featherston, 85, of Murrayville, GA, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Born on October 15, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Dorothy ...
Jose Gomez-Ruiz, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Gomez-Ruiz, 60, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Decem ...
Quitina MaLaine Helms, 40, Gainesville
Miss Quitina MaLaine Helms, 40, of Gainesville passed away December 27, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Philip “Phil” Henry Niekro, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Philip “Phil” Henry Niekro, age 81, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Private Funeral Services ...

Lumpkin

William Scott Mayo, Dahlonega
William Scott Mayo of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on December 27, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Dianne Mayo. William is survived by his loving w ...

Other

Fred Thomas Hanes, 93, Evansville, IN
Fred Thomas Hanes passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2020.  He was born on February 27, 1927 in Evansville. IN He was preceded in death by his parents Jack Edwa ...
Joseph M. Lopez, 85, Hialeah, FL
Mr. Joseph M. Lopez, 85, of Hialeah FL, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Gwinnett Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Miami, FL. Born o ...
Dorothy Mae Sell Peters, 103, Sandy Springs
Dorothy Mae Sell Peters, age 103, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away December 27, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Peters.  She is survived by her ...
Ted Julius Thurmond, 74, Bogart
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Ted Julius Thurmond, age 74 of Bogart, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 27, 2020.  Mr. Thurmond was bo ...
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
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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.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died