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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 ...
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies
Hugh Downs, a genial and near-constant presence on television from the 1950s through the 1990s, has died
Carl Reiner, beloved creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' dies
Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile comedy writer, actor and director, has died
Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85
Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye dies at 80
Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80
Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba
Ahh, that name
Evangelist who built global ministry dies in Atlanta at 74
Evangelist Ravi Zacharias, who built an international ministry that strives to defend Christianity on intellectual grounds, has died in Georgia
Phyllis George, female sportscasting pioneer, dies at 70
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died
Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88
Pepper Rodgers has died at the age of 88