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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 2nd, 2020

Banks

Loyd James Ayers, 74, Homer
Mr. Loyd James Ayers, age 74, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Ayers was born in Commerce to the late Era Sterling and Mamie White Ayers.  M ...

Dawson

Jonathan Eugene Sanford, 18, Dawsonville
Jonathan Eugene Sanford, 18, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  Jonathan loved the outdoors, including fishing, kayaking, and hanging out with his frien ...

Habersham

Jean Olmsted, 87, Clarkesville
Jean Olmsted, age 87, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Mrs. Olmsted was born on June 29, 1932 in Clevleand, Ohio to the late Irving and Rose Light. ...
Aileen Pardue Ray, 96, Clarkesville
Aileen Pardue Ray, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday June 2, 2020. Mrs. Ray was born December 18, 1923, in Habersham County, Georgia. She was the first-born ch ...
Tommie Leroy Sorrow, 63, Baldwin
Tommie Leroy Sorrow, age 63, of Baldwin, Georgia gained his wings on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 following a sudden illness. Mr. Sorrow was born on March 11, 1957 in Athens, Georgia t ...

Hall

Winford Paul Cheeks Jr., 71, Gainesville
Winford Paul Cheeks Jr. affectionately known as “Paul”, “Round Man” or “Winky” was born in Gainesville GA on September 16th, 1948. He was the el ...
Kadeen Martin Pirkle, 86, Gainesville
Kadeen Martin Pirkle, 86, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Gold City Convalescent in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness. Mrs. Pirkle, lovingly known to most as &ld ...
Jessie Boyd Bridges, Jr., 72, Murrayville
Mr. Jessie Boyd Bridges, Jr., 72, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be he ...

Jackson

Edward Eugene Fortner, 52, Jefferson
Edward Eugene Fortner, age 52, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.& ...

Lumpkin

Gracie Mae Lance, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Gracie Mae Lance, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Mrs. Lance was born in Union County on November 27, 1944 to the late Lee Burt and Flora Phillips W ...

Other

Frances Mable Golden, 77, Colbert
Mrs. Frances Mable Golden, age 77, of Colbert, GA died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Golden was born in Commerce to the late Dupree a ...

Stephens

Mr. Michael “Mike” Edward Sanders, age 60 of Phoenix Street, Martin passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Edward Virgil Sanders and L ...

White

Lynda Jo Allen, 71, Cleveland
  Lynda Jo Allen (nee Reeves), 71, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home on June 2, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 5 at 2:00pm ...
Wanda Thrift Foster, 63, Cleveland
Wanda Thrift Foster age 63 of Cleveland, Ga passed away Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020. Ms. Foster was born in Bath, South Carolina to the late Robert Wilson Thrift and Dorothy Jean Ni ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died