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Local Obits for Sat. May 16th, 2020


Alexis Nicole Whitman, 20, Winder
Alexis Nicole Whitman, age 20, of Winder passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday May 23, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...


Jesse Watts, 80, Cumming
Jesse Watts, age 80, of Cumming, Georgia, a United States Air Force Veteran, husband of Merlee Watts passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son F ...


Brenda Sue Smith Nuckles, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Cora Smith; brother, Cheyenne Haynes; si ...


Ruth Miller Breed, 94, Cornelia
Ruth Miller Breed, 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on May 16, 2020. Ruth was born in Haleyville, Alabama to the late Mack and Erlene Loveless. She was preceded in death by hus ...
Fulton A. Denny, 74, Cornelia
Fulton A. Denny, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, May 16, 2020, following a brief illness under hospice care. Mr. Denny was born on February 1 ...
Barbara Ann Morris McClurg, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ms. Morris was born on May 2, 1937 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Rev. ...
Maxine Burrell Tench, 79, Cornelia
Maxine Burrell Tench, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Ms. Tench was born on August 31, 1940 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late John Rob ...


James Edward Collins, 68, Gainesville
James (Eight-days) Edward Collins- also known as (Ed-Ed) was born August 9, 1951 to the late L.C. Collins, Sr. and Vidalia L. Collins in Gainesville, Ga. Ed-Ed attended E.E. Butler ...
Ben Douglas (Doug) Phillips, 75, Gainesville
   Ben Douglas Phillips (Doug), passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief illness. Doug was born July 18, 1944, in Gainesville, ...
Nazareth Rose Alarcon Ruela, inf, Gainesville
Miss Nazareth Rose Alarcon Ruela, one year and eleven months passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the ch ...


Mr. Morris Lawson passed away Saturday, May 16. 2020.  He was the son of the late Floyd and Jesse O'Guinn Lawson. Survivors include his wife Carolyn G. Lawson a son and ...
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...