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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 23rd, 2020

Banks

Clara Louise Minish, 85, Homer
  Mrs. Clara Louise Minish, age 85, of Homer passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Minish was born in Clarkesville to the ...

Barrow

Melissa Ann Tullis, 53, Winder
Melissa Ann Tullis, age 53, of Winder passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

Forsyth

Heather Blackwelder, 21, Cumming
Heather Blackwelder, age 21, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2020. The family will receive friends from 10AM to 12:30PM Tuesday, June 30, at McDonald and ...

Gwinnett

Susan Roebuck, Sugar Hill
Susan Roebuck went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2020. Born January 9, 1971 in Kingsport, Tennessee, her warmhearted personality and adventurous spirit were evident from childhoo ...

Habersham

Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr., 75, Clarkesville
Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr., age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 following complications from a stroke. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on January 10, 1945, ...
Bill McDougald, 69, Cornelia
Bill McDougald, age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Mr. McDougald was born on December 20, 1950 in White County, Georgia. He was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Phillip Dwayne Young, 35, Gainesville
Phillip Dwayne Young, 35 of Gainesville, GA departed this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Phillip Young was born on September 9, ...

Jackson

Manuel Huizar Cortes, 86, Commerce
Manuel Huizar Cortes, age 86 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020.   Born on Oct. 14, 1933 in Tlatengo, Zacatecas, Mexico, Mr. Cortes was the son of the ...
  Mrs. Ola Charlene Brown Whitlock, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Whitlock was born in Commerce ...

Stephens

Roger Thurmond, 62, Toccoa
Roger Thurmond, 62, of the New Bethel Community, passed away Friday morning, April 3, 2020, at his home. Born February 23, 1958, in Stephens County, he was the son of Silas Kend ...

White

  Thomas “Tommy” Wiley Hood, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Born on July 22, 1945, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
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