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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2020

Banks

Brandon Beck, N/A, Homer
Brandon Beck of Homer, Georgia. Mr. Beck passed away at Piedmont Athens Hospital of Friday July 24, 2020. Mr. Beck the valued employee of Proline where he served as a foreman overs ...
William Donald Childs, 87, Commerce
Mr. William Donald Childs, age 87, of Commerce passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Childs was born in Ila to the late, Charlie a ...

Gwinnett

Anna O’Connor, 80, Buford
Anna O’Connor, age 80 of Buford, GA, died Friday, July 24, 2020. Ms. O’Connor has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 77 ...
Doris Elise Wyant, 94, Buford
Mrs. Doris Elise Wyant, 94, of Buford, Ga., daughter of Henry William “Pop” Schaffner and Claudia Speaks Pickler, passed away Friday morning, July 24, 2020, in Gaines ...

Hall

Lee “Popee” Costlow, 67, Gainesville
Lee “Popee” Costlow, 67, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on July 24, 2020, after a long, hard-fought battle with COPD.  Lee was born in Jackson, Mississippi on ...
Evelyn Allen Jones, 94, Gainesville
Evelyn Allen Jones, 94, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 24, 2020.  Evelyn was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Allen of Cleveland. She was preceded ...
John Yaunt, 81, Gainesville
John Yaunt, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away July 29, 2020.  John is survived by his wife Barbara of 59 years, his daughters Marianne Yaunt and Sarah Raup, son-in-law P ...
Cristofer Acosta Farias, 17, Gainesville
Cristofer Acosta Farias, 17, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 24, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. John Paul II Catholi ...
Kathleen Hazel Vastine Williams of Gainesville passed away peacefully at a nursing home in Cartersville, GA. A lifelong native of Gainesville, she was the granddaughter of Rance ...

Jackson

Robbie Lynn Bettis, 68, Hoschton
Robbie Lynn Bettis, age 68, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, April 13, 2020.  Memorial service will be held 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. ...
Jack Nolan Keen, 85, Jefferson
  Mr. Jack Nolan Keen, 85, of Jefferson, "Coach Keen" to all who knew him, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020.  He had resided in Jefferson for 56 years pri ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Guynell Andrews Ansley age 93 of Toccoa passed away Friday July 24, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital   A daughter of the late James Lewis and Nezzie Verner And ...
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T