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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 22nd, 2020

Forsyth

Barney Clayton West, 76, Cumming
Mr. Barney Clayton West, age 76 of Cumming passed away March 22, 2020 in Cumming, Ga. Mr. West was born December 27, 1943 to the late Mr. Charlie West and Mrs. Ruby West. Barney We ...
Eugene (Gene) S. Wetter, 92, Cumming, formerly of Queens, NY
Eugene (Gene) S. Wetter, age 92 of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Queens, NY) died Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Wetter was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, Ge ...

Gwinnett

Mary Helen (“Mel”) Matuszak passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, surrounded by her family.  Mel was born Mary Helen Eaton in Claremore, Oklahoma on December 1, 1 ...
Donald Wayne Winkler, 78, Buford
Donald Wayne Winkler, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl M. and Louise Moore Winkler; sister, Millie W. S ...

Hall

Mary Jane Pressgrove Chennault, 100, Gainesville
Mary Jane Pressgrove Chennault passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 22, after living a full and godly life on earth for 100 years, 6 months, and 7 days!  She will be r ...

Lumpkin

Bill Black, Jr., 87, Dahlonega
  Mr. Bill Black, Jr., age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Black was born in Lumpkin County on September 13, 1932 to the late Tate and Bertha Sa ...

Stephens

Colson Gray Gosnell Smith Mr. Colson Gray Gosnell Smith age 3 of Toccoa passed away March 21, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of Maranda Gosnell and Bradley Smith, he ...
Wanda Dale Stephens, 64, Toccoa
Wanda Dale Stephens   Ms. Wanda Dale Stephens age 64 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday March 21, 2020 at Piedmont/Athens Regional Hospital.   A daughter ...

White

Eugene Ledford, 86, Cleveland
  Mr. Eugene Ledford, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Ledford was born in Atlanta to the late Will and Lilly Dodd Ledford. In addition to p ...
Justin Lee Willis, 22, Cleveland
Justin Lee Willis, age 22, of Cleveland passed away Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Justin was born July 23, 1997 in Gainesville to James Willis & ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...