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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 22nd, 2020

Forsyth

James C. Morakis, Cumming
James C. Morakis was born in Buffalo, NY to his Greek immigrant parents, Christos and Angela Morakis, on July 27, 1931.  He was the youngest of four, having two brothers, ...
Judy Harrell, 77, Cumming
Judy Harrell 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. Judy is survived by her husband Jim Harrell of Cumming, Georgia. Son and daughter in law; Bill Harrell ...
Edmond Harold Reid, Sr. (94) of Cumming, Georgia, stepped into the arms of Jesus on the morning of Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He passed away from injuries sustained doing what he lov ...

Gwinnett

Lois Hurst Beasley, 95, Buford
Lois Hurst Beasley, age 95, Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of fourteen years, Olan Anderson Beasley. Mrs. Beasley is su ...

Hall

Mr. Johnny Monroe Benefield, 85 of Lula passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at New Horizon’s Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in ...
Almagene Clark, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Almagene Clark, 94, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 in the ...

Jackson

Wanda Gail Holland, 67, Hoschton
Wanda Gail Holland, age 67, of Hoschton passed away Friday, May 22, 2020.  Wanda was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.  She loved her family, traveling, playi ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson Hethcox Nix, age 92, of LaGrange, passed away on May 22, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mrs. Nix was born on September 12, 1927 in Hogans ...

Stephens

Hester Adams Cope, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Hester Adams Cope, age 90, of Green Hill Place in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at her home. A daughter of the late Thomas Raymond Adams and Illma Garten Ada ...
Melonie Jo Nolan Watson, 60, Eastanollee
Mrs. Melonie Jo Nolan Watson, age 60 of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Landmark Hospital in Athens, GA. A daughter of Joann Miller Nolan and the late N ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died