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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 17th, 2020

Gwinnett

Arthur P. Burgess, 81, Dacula
Arthur P. Burgess, age 81, of Dacula, GA passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Benjamin Burgess.  Mr. Burgess is survived by h ...

Habersham

Claudette Humphries Allen, age 84, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Born on November 28, 1935, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Lillie ...
Betty Jo Cochran Ridley Hall, 78, Clarkesville
Betty Jo Cochran Ridley Hall, age 78, of Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Born on September 30, 1941, in Griffin, she was a daughter of the late Dr. H.L. an ...

Hall

Linda McCarley Peck, 64, Murrayville
Linda McCarley Peck age 64 of Murrayville, Ga. died Tuesday March 17, 2020. A memorial service will be held in the Little Davenport Funeral Home chapel Saturday March 21st&nbs ...
Robert 'Bob' Paul Polinsky, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Robert “Bob” Paul Polinsky, age 68 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a recent illness. Bob ...

Jackson

Regina L. Miller, 52, Nicholson
Regina L. Miller, age 52 of Nicholson, GA passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020.   Born on July 27, 1967 in Gastonia, NC, she was the daughter of Kenny Miller and the late N ...

Lumpkin

John Byron Woolfolk, 88, Dahlonega
John Byron Woolfolk, born April 29, 1931, died at home March 17, 2020. He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a graduate of Ramsey High School, Auburn University, an ...
John Byron Woolfolk, 89, Dahlonega
John Byron Woolfolk, born April 29, 1931, died at home March 17, 2020. He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a graduate of Ramsey High School, Auburn University, an ...

Other

  Mrs. Deborah Lynn Ayers Vaughn, age 65, of Athens, GA died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Vaughn was born in Commerce to Mattie Jean Jordan Ayers of ...

White

Harold Eugene Wilson, 63, Cleveland
Harold Eugene Wilson, 63, of Cleveland died on March 17, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., CrossOver Church, 2528 Old Cornelia Hwy., Ga ...
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