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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 ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...