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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 ...
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
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.