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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 18th, 2020

Banks

  Judy Denise Burney Hightower, age 59 of Homer, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Born in Orlando, Florida on July 22, 1960 she was a daughter of Be ...

Barrow

James Albert Johnson, 83, Winder
James Albert Johnson 83 of Winder passed away on Thursday June 18. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at White Oak Spring Baptist Church between the hou ...

Dawson

Margaret Louise Hurd, 81, Dawsonville
Mrs. Margaret Louise Hurd, age 81, of Dawsonville, passed away on June 18, 2020.  Mrs. Hurd was born September 15, 1938 in Thomasville, GA. She was preceded in death by her ...

Forsyth

Jack R. Roper, 78, Cumming
Jack R. Roper, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020.  Jack was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church since 1962 and was Ordained as a Deacon in 1986. He ha ...

Habersham

Cynthia Diane Rowland Gragg, 59, Clarkesville
Cynthia Diane Rowland Gragg, age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Anderson and raised in Honea Path, South Carolina ...

Hall

William Olin Rylee, 82, Gillsville
William Olin Rylee age 82 of Gillsville entered heaven Thursday June 18, 2020 at his residence. Olin was born January 1, 1938 in Gillsville, GA to the late J.S. & Susie Grif ...
Mark Tallent Washington, 30, Gainesville
Mark Tallent Washington, age 30, passed away on June 18, 2020 in Alapaha, Georgia. Memorial services will be for immediate family at First United Methodist church, Gainesville, ...
Bobby Eugene "Bob" Dowdy, 86, Gainesville
Bobby Eugene “Bob” Dowdy, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on June 18, 2020. Born April 17, 1934, Bob was the son of the late Deward and Bert ...
Robert Charles Hemmerle, 71, Gainesville
Robert Charles Hemmerle 71 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday June 18, 2020. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Patricia Lynn Clark Kelly, 61, Gainesville
Patricia Lynn Clark Kelly, 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on June 18th, 2020, after a short illness with her loving family by her side. Lynn was many things embodied in o ...

Jackson

Billy Roger Chandler, 86, Commerce
Billy Roger Chandler, age 86 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020.   Born on Sept. 4, 1933 Mr. Chandler was the son of the late John and Sarah Chandler. H ...

White

Jerry Eugene Cantrell, 74, Sautee
Jerry Eugene Cantrell, of Sautee, GA passed away June 18, 2020 at his home in Sautee, Georgia at the age of 74.   Jerry was born April 12th, 1946 in Gainesville, GA an ...
Beaven Roche, 86, Sautee Nacoochee
Beaven Roche, age 86 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Clev ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88