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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 ...
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died