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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 ...
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.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.
Charley Pride, country music's first Black star, dies at 86
Charley Pride, the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi who became one of country music’s biggest stars and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died
Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97
World War II flying ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died at 97