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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 ...
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...