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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 1st, 2020

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Frank V. Janik, 82, Cumming
Frank V. Janik, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, June 1st, 2020, peacefully at home. He was born November 6th, 1937, in Niagara Falls, NY. He was the only child of Fr ...
Charlotte Bennett Skinner, 76, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 1, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, John D. And Madge Bennett; brothers, J.T., Fo ...
Edward Lamar Garrett, 77, Cumming
Edward Lamar Garrett, age 77, of Cumming, GA passed away June 01, 2020. He was a native of Cumming, GA and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is survived by his niece &am ...

Gwinnett

J. Jerome “Jerry” Rogers, age 84 of Buford, GA, died Monday, June 1, 2020. Mr. Rogers will be interred Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11 AM at Memorial Park South Cemetery, ...

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Danny Ralph Kirby, 73, Murrayville
Mr. Danny Ralph Kirby age 73 of Murrayville, passed away on Monday June 01, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services are scheduled for ...
James Lee Scroggs, 69, Gainesville
Mr. James Lee Scroggs, 69, entered into heaven peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, June 1, 2020 following an extended battle with cancer. Funeral services ...
Mary Frances Reed Cochran, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Frances Reed Cochran, 93, of Gainesville died on Monday June 1, 2020 following an extended illness. A Memorial Service will be held at Little Davenport Chapel on Thur ...
Jean Mayes Cornett, 79, Gainesville
Jean Mayes Cornett, age 79, “Mama Jean” passed away at home with family on June 1, 2020. Jean is predeceased by her father, Capt. Albert C. Mayes, mother, Nina (Crum ...

Jackson

Jane Johnson, 78, Braselton
 Jane Johnson, age 78, of Braselton passed away Monday, June 1, 2020.  Funeral service to be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pa ...
Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77
Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77
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