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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 1st, 2020

Banks

Belva Jean Anderson Jones, 81, Maysville
  Belva Jean Anderson Jones, age 81, of Maysville, GA, went home to Heaven on Sunday, March 1, 2020. She passed away peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family and l ...

Forsyth

On March 1, 2020, after a long battle with cancer, our dear and loving Robert Edward (Bobby) Miller, age 62, received his perfect wings from our Father who art in Heaven; and was w ...

Gwinnett

David Ian Pett, 42, Suwanee
David Ian Pett, age 42, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. He was born in 1977, to Gerry and the late Judith Pett. He was a United States Army veteran, and a Disabl ...
Charles M. Pirkle, 85, Buford
Rev. Charles M. Pirkle, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Julia Garner Pirkle; his four child ...

Hall

Robin Gross, 59, Gainesville
Robin Jan Gross, 59, of Gainesville, Georgia, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Country Gardens Lanier, Cumming, Georgia. She passed peacefully in the presence of her Lord and Savior J ...
Marion P. Thornton, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Marion P. Thornton, 72, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at The Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in ...

Other

Pastor Ardis L. Anglin, 87, Danielsville
Pastor Ardis L. Anglin, age 87 of Danielsville, GA passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. Born on June 7, 1932, he was a retired janitor with the Madison County Board of Education a ...
Howard Stevens, 54, Athens
Howard Stevens 54, of Athens passed away on Sunday March 1, 2020. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.
Lillie Odom Moran, 72, Hepzibah, GA
Lillie Odom Moran, age 72, of Hephzibah, GA passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her son, George Tabet Jr. She is survived by her husband of fifty-sev ...

Stephens

Mrs. Earnestine Pitts Dean Brown passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at her home from an extended illness. A daughter of the late Garnett and Viola Pitts, she was born on June ...
Roy Gene DeFoor, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Gene DeFoor, age 63 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at his residence. A son of Joe and Hellon Ayers DeFoor, he was born August 6, 1956 in Stephe ...
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