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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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died