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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 5th, 2020


Patricia Miller Smith, 80, Dawsonville
Patricia Miller Smith, 80 of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Ila, Georgia, Mrs. Smith has lived in Hall and Dawso ...


Chad Nelson Handrop, 32, Cumming
Chad Nelson Handrop, age 32, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born in 1988, to Glenn and Terri Handrop. Chad was an outdoorsman and had a passion for ...


Emma Jean Bowens, 70, Braselton
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Emma Jean Bowens, loving mother of three children, and published author, passed away at the age of 70 in Braselton, GA. Emma was born on June 21, 1949 i ...
Danny Odom, 66, Buford
Danny Odom, age 66 of Buford, GA, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness. Danney has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He is surviv ...


Jack Harold Freeman, 84, Demorest
Jack Harold Freeman, age 84, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Born on August 13, 1935, in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Fred and Jessie Dorsey Freeman. ...


Charlie Richard Conner, 87, Flowery Branch
Charlie Richard Conner, 87 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Conner was the son of the late Frank H. ...
Frank Charles “Charlie” Charpiat, III age 49 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Charlie was born Au ...
Lynn Rae Cruse, 56, Oakwood
Lynn Rae Cruse of Oakwood, Georgia, was called Home on March 5 while in her home being cared for by Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice Care and her husband. This world los ...
Barbara Ann Fowler, 82, Gainesville
Miss Barbara Ann Fowler, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Northridge Health & Rehab Facility following an extended illness.   &nb ...
Gloria Mattie Sisk, 86, Gainesville
Gloria Mattie Sisk age 86 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gloria was born April 10, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Le ...


Ann Ruth Wilbanks, 79, Nicholson
Mrs. Ann Ruth Wilbanks, age 79, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Jefferson to the late Scot ...


William Gladstone Owens, Jr. was born on December 14, 1927, in Royston, Georgia.  Around 1930, the family moved to Dahlonega, which William cherished and called home fo ...


  Undine Thelma Ertzberger Poole, age 87 of Carnesville, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Memorial services will be held 3 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Alle ...


Marvin Lanier Chambers, 81, Cleveland
  Marvin Lanier Chambers, age 81, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  Lanier was born in White County on December 19, 1938 to Marvin and ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died