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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 ...
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died