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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 24th, 2020


Linda Orr Evans, 68, Dawsonville
Linda Orr Evans, 68, of Dawsonville, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020 at NEGA Medical Center, Dahlonega, GA.  She was born to the late Kelsey and Eva Orr.&nbs ...


Shawn Patrick Biven, 55, Cumming
Shawn Patrick Biven 55, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Services will be held on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...


Alfred N. English, 64, Buford
Alfred N. English, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Elaine Millsap English, Buford, GA; Children, Jackie Os ...
Paula Kaye Butler, 71, Suwanee
Paula Kaye Butler 71, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Paula was a member of First Redeemer Church, a 30year member of ALTA and loved to work in her fl ...


Gloria Elizabeth Rainey Brown, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted ...
Clarence Dover, 99, Demorest
Clarence Dover, age 99 of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in the Hollywood Community on April 4, 1921, Mr. Dover was the son of the late Maxwell and Lizzie Do ...
Mildred Anderson Ellison, 92, Clarkesville
Mildred Anderson Ellison, age 92, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Mrs. Ellison was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 23, 1927, to the late Hen ...
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, 94, Clarkesville
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in LaFayette, Georgia, on April 17, 1926, Mrs. Kelly was the daughter of the late Pa ...


Peggy Abell, age 75, passed away on April 24, 2020 following a brief illness. A native of Louisville, KY she was the daughter of the late Thelma Burke. Peggy attended Holy Rosary H ...
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, Oakwood
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, of Oakwood, passed into the everlasting arms of her Lord Jesus on April 24, 2020, following an extended illness. Her family will have a private, graveside ...
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41, Gainesville
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41 of Gainesville passed away April 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday May 1, 2020 at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Oakwood. Th ...


Maurice Jane Ford, 97, Jefferson
Mrs. Maurice Jane Ford was born in Gilliam, LA. in 1923.  Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her parents Jonnie Grace Lane Garner, and Alonzo Payne Garner of Atlanta, Ga..&nbs ...


Rhonda Kay Miller, 42, Dahlonega
Ms. Rhonda Kay Miller, age 42, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Rhonda was born in Hall County on December 4, 1977. She was preceded in death by her father Ronni ...


James Newton Martin, Jr., 91, Fairhope, Ala., formerly of Gainesville
On Friday, April 24, 2020 James Newton Martin, Jr. of Fairhope, Ala. passed away at age 91 after an 8-year battle with dementia. He will be remembered by those who loved him as a g ...


Sheila Rae Owenby, 58, Cleveland
Shelia Rae Owenby, 58, of Cleveland passed away April 24, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1961 in Murphy, North Carolina to Bobby Ray Trout and Barbara Jean Watkins.  Shel ...
Joel Chester Rodgers, Sr., 81, Cleveland
On Friday, April 24th, 2020 Joel Chester Rogers, Sr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81.  Joel was born on January 5th, 1939 in Cleveland, ...
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.