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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2020

Banks

Ricardo Lopez, 67, Gillsville
Mr. Ricardo Lopez, age 67, of Gillsville, GA, died December 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 ...
Joyce Marie Simmons Smith, age 71, of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Born in Stephens County, on December 23, 1949, she was a daughter of Novella Emm ...

Dawson

Lloyd H. Harben, 75, Dawsonville
Lloyd H. Harben, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 14, 1945, Lloyd had been a resident of Dawson County hi ...

Forsyth

Louise Densmore Barker, 91, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. A Godly woman, Louise was strong, loving and generous. She loved cooking ...

Gwinnett

Jeanette Puckett Allen, age 91, of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, December 31, 2020 after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be Monday, January 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Broadlaw ...

Habersham

Haven Robert Hodges, 35, Demorest
Haven Robert Hodges age 35, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Born on March 1, 1985, in Barrow County, he was a son of David Hodges (Melanie) of Cor ...
Faye Sosebee Reeves, 94, Clarkesville
Faye Sosebee Reeves, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Born on October 1, 1926 in the Habersham Mill Community, Faye was the daughter of the ...
Kathryn Stiles Stribling, 94, Athens, formerly Habersham Mills
Kathryn Stiles Stribling, 94, of Athens, GA, formerly of Habersham County, passed away on December 31, 2020, following an extended period of declining health. Born September 20, ...

Hall

Eloise Nell Rucker Beasley, 70, Gainesville
Eloise Nell Rucker Beasley 70 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday December 23rd.    Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Major Elizabeth Louise Foreman was born July 11, 1938 and took her last earthly breath December 31, 2020 at 9:50 AM.  She was a third generation Salvation Army Officer, who lo ...
Concepcion Marquez, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Concepcion Marquez, 92, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. John Paul II C ...
A Time to be born Bobbie R. Brown (Bobbie R. Meadows) was born on June 10, 1950 in Hall Co. Gainesville GA to the Late Ruth Hopkins and Carlton Brown. Bobbie attended from F ...
David Gerald Nesfeder, 79, Gainesville formerly of Allentown, PA
David Gerald Nesfeder (79), a former long-time resident of Allentown, PA, passed away December 26, 2020 at Bell Minor Home in Gainesville, GA, after a debilitating illness lasting ...
Angela Martino Pascarella, 85, Gainesville
Angela Martino Pascarella, 1935- 2020, began her new life in Christ on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020.   Angela was born in North Evans, New York on December 18 ...
Douglas Silvio Perry, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Douglas Silvio Perry, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. No Services will be held at th ...
Carl Dennis Schrum, 68, Flowery Branch
Mr. Carl Dennis Schrum, age 68, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. There will be no services at thi ...

Jackson

Roger F. Moore, 93, Jefferson
Mr. Roger F. Moore, age 93, of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Moore was born in Carnesville to the late Daniel Oscar and Ida Mae Kay M ...

Other

Patricia Wyatt Casey, 74, Margate, FL
Patricia Wyatt Casey, 74, of Margate, FL, died Thursday, December 31, 2020. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Interme ...
Lillian Castleberry Archer, 91, Franklin, NC
Lillian Castleberry Archer passed away December31, 2020 at her home in Franklin, NC with her husband Allie and  daughter Deborah. She was predeceased by her father Benjamin K ...
Alice Ann Sutton Carlile, 84, Pocatello, Idaho
Carlile, Alice Ann Sutton our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother,  passed away peacefully on December 31, 2020 at the age of 84. She was welcomed to her heaven ...
James Bowling French, 82, Bloomington, IN
James Bowling French departed life for his heavenly home on December 31, 2020.  He was born on May 18, 1938 in Bloomington, Indiana.  He excelled in academics and graduat ...
Billy Glenn Majors, 85, Alpharetta
Billy Glenn Majors, age 85, of Alpharetta, GA passed away December 31, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, & grandfather and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He was prec ...
Glenda Short, 69, Clarkston
Glenda Short 69 of Clarkston, Ga passed away on Thursday December 31st. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.

Stephens

Charles James Hayes, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Charles James Hayes, age 86 of Charles Hayes Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. A son of the late Newton and Rena Reese Hayes, he was born April 22, 1934 ...

White

John Lee Kastner, 77, Cleveland
John Lee Kastner, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020. Mr. Kastner was born February 9, 1943 in Habersham County to the late Grady and Fannie Ruth Kastn ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.