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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Oscar and Emmy-winning actor Cloris Leachman dies at 94
Cloris Leachman, a character actor whose depth of talent brought her an Oscar for the “The Last Picture Show” and Emmys for her comedic work in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and other TV series, has died
Russell Vandiver, former Lanier Tech president, dies at age 67
Russell Vandiver, former president of Lanier Technical College, passed away this week at the age of 67.
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
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.