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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 13th, 2020

Forsyth

Richard J Klem, 65, Cumming
Richard J Klem, 65, passed away June 13th in his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, artist, captain, biker, automotive enthusiast, and entrepreneur. ...

Gwinnett

Billy Lee Smith, Buford
Billy Lee Smith passed away after an extended illness on June 13, 2020 in Buford, Georgia. Billy was born December 6, 1942 in Atlanta, GA to John “Tennessee” and Car ...

Habersham

Charles Kenneth McEntire, Sr. age 83 of the Habersham Mills Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday, June 13, 2020 following a brief ill ...
Stephen Daniel Bowman, 18, Cornelia
Stephen Daniel Bowman, age 18 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 16, 2001, he was the son of Matthew J. & C ...
Charles Robert Ramsey, 92, Clarkesville
Charles Robert Ramsey, age 92 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on November 13, 1927 Mr. Ramsey was the son of the late Charles ...

Hall

Jose Estrada, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Estrada, 69, of Gainesville died June 13, 2020. Mr. Estrada was a taxi driver for Fiesta Cab Company. Survivors include wife, Maria Estrada, Gainesville; daughter, Rosa Ma ...

Stephens

Ben Phophitt, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Ben David Prophitt, age 78 of Highway 123, Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Ike Vernon Prophitt and Minnie Sue L ...
Karen Sorrells Ramey, 58, Martin
Mrs. Karen Sorrells Ramey, age 58 of Waters Edge Drive, Martin passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of Winnie Cleveland Crisp and the ...

White

Jimmy J Beacham Sr, 83, Cleveland
Jimmy J Beacham Sr was born August 10th 1936 and passed away June 13th 2020.  Jimmy  is survived by his 2nd wife, Joan Smith Beacham; children Jimmy jr, Jan and Tim. J ...
Joel Holloway, 88, Cleveland
Mr. Joel Holloway, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020. Mr. Holloway was born in Lincoln County, Georgia and shared his life with his wife Shirley, the lov ...
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
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.