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Local Obits for Fri. May 1st, 2020


Frank Abercrombie, 85, Dawsonville
Frank Abercrombie, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 1, 2020. Born March 14, 1935 in Atlanta, GA to the late Herbert and Jimmie Abercrombie, he had lived in Dawson Count ...
Mary Virginia Thornton Kunkel, age 95, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, May 1, 2020.   Mary was born on October 15, 1924 in Atlanta, Ge ...


Eleanor Mae Hollifield Mote, age 104, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 1, 2020. Mrs. Mote was born on September 4, 1915 to the late Robert Danie ...
Johnny Queen, 58, Mt. Airy
Johnny Queen, age 58 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 01, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on ...
Dawn Elain Waid, 24, Cornelia
Dawn Elain Waid, age 24 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020.   Born in Auburn, New York on May 6, 1995, Dawn was the daughter of Deborah and James Waid.  ...


John Lancaster, 43, Nashville, formerly of Gainesville
John Lancaster, age 43 of Nashville, formerly of Gainesville, died on his birthday on May 1, after a brief illness.  John is a graduate of Gainesville High School and Unive ...
Richard Daniel Ballard, 71, Hoschton
Mr. Richard Daniel Ballard, age 71, of Hoschton passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease fo ...
Eva Mae Burgess, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Eva Mae Burgess, 86, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in the chapel of Memorial Park Funera ...
A. Brooks Cagle, 77, Gainesville
A. Brooks Cagle, 77 of Gainesville passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Cagle was the son of the late Raymond Cagle a ...
Joel Johnson, 77, Gainesville
Joel Johnson, 77, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Joel was born and raised in Woodbury, NJ where he ...


Helen Manus, 89, Hoschton
Mrs. Helen Manus, 89, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. A celebration of life service is planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Chicopee United Me ...
James Thomas "Tom" Marlow, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Marlow, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020. Mr. Marlow was born in Jackson Co ...
Marcus Reese Mason, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marcus Reese Mason, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 1, 2020.  Mr. Mason was born in Athens, Georgi ...


Jeanette I. Lewis, 92, Cleveland
Jeanette I. Lewis, age 92, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Mrs. Lewis is strong in her Christian Faith, an avid prayer warrior, and wrote poetry. She retired ...
Richard Kent Brittain, age 82 of Helen, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. Mr. Brittain was born April 7, 1938 in California to the late John and Anna Maria Brittain. Richard was ...
Wanda Catroppa, 50, Cleveland
Wanda Catroppa passed away suddenly on May 1, 2020.  After struggling for years with back pain and other issues, she is finally at Home with the Lord, with the ...
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died