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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 24th, 2020


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died