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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 ...
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.