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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 ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.