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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2020

Forsyth

John Thomas Hall, 83, Cumming
John Thomas Hall, 83, of Cumming, Georgia and formerly of Norcross, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 after a long illness of heart disease. He was born June 19, 1936 i ...

Gwinnett

Carolyn Doby Garrett, 85, Buford
Carolyn Doby Garrett, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020. Carolyn had four passions in life -- music, dancing, theatre and her greatest passion and joy ...
Justin W. Batten, 29, Buford
Justin W. Batten, age 29, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Wade and Judy Batten, Buford; sisters, Christy (Cody) Battle, Sugar H ...

Habersham

Timothy Allen Higgins, 64, Cornelia
Timothy Allen Higgins age 64 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Demorest, Georgia on Aug ...

Hall

Jack Gilbert, 83, Gainesville
Jack Gilbert, age 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-two years, Opal Bailey Gilbert; and grandson, Kyle Gi ...
H. Royce Lee, 83, Lula
Mr. H. Royce Lee, 83, of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born on December 2, 1936 in Gainesville, he was the son of the l ...
Rachel Deanna Turner, 54, Gainesville
  Mrs. Rachel Deanna Turner, 54, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her residence.   Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, M ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Franklin Simpson, age 76 of Orlando Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of t ...

White

Hazel Lucille Sutton, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Lucille Sutton age 78, of Cleveland passed away Saturday May 23, 2020. Mrs. Sutton was born in White County and was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Edward Garner ...
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
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T