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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 30th, 2020

Forsyth

Sergio Lechuga, 52, Cumming
Sergio Lechuga 52, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 30, 2020. Service dates and times are pending. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangeme ...
Willene Fields Neighbors, 80, of Cumming passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. Willene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister who loved her family and ...

Gwinnett

Joan Hartley Johnson Dyar, age 82 of Buford, GA, died Thursday, July 30, 2020 after a brief illness. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Kathleen Higgins Hamilton Waite, 94, Lawrenceville
  Kathleen Higgins Hamilton Waite, 94 yrs., of Lawrenceville, GA passed away July 30, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her parents, J. Earley and Drushia Haney Higgi ...

Habersham

Karen (Henderson/Burrell) Cantrell, age 73, of Cornelia, Georgia crossed over on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Memorial Service Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. ...
  Josephine "Jo" Cox Gunter, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Mrs. Gunter was born on February 12, 1936 t ...
Ronnie Daniel Huff, 70, Clarkesville
Ronnie Daniel Huff, age 70, of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Mr. Huff was born on September 13, 1949, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Dessie and Lenora ...
Jeffrey Scott Lewis, 35, Cornelia
Jeffrey Scott Lewis, age 35 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on June 12, 1985, he was a son of Eric Lewis of Cornelia, G ...
Todd Matthews, 52, Clarkesville
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 ...

Hall

John D. Harper, 89, Gainesville
John D. Harper, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with Jesus on July 30, 2020. He was born April 11, 1931 in Huntsville, AL. He was the son of the late Ben G. Harper, ...
William Edwin Stanford, 72, Gainesville
William Edwin Stanford, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.                 ...
Flora Annice Border, 61, Gainesville
Ms. Flora Annice Borders age 61 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services are ...
Melissa “Missy” Ann Farmer, 59, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. Services will be held 11:00 a ...
Katherine "Kit" Rogers, Gainesville
Mrs. Katherine “Kit” Rogers of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Kit was born in Miami, Florida to ...
Vernice Ann Smith, 57, Gainesville
Vernice Ann Smith, 57,of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 30, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday ...
Ricky Nelson Waters, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Nelson Waters age 62 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 30, 2020 following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday August 02, 2020 at ...
  Lena Mechelle Burrell Wright, age 49, of Clermont, GA has passed away after a sudden illness. Funeral service details are incomplete at this time, and are to be announ ...

Jackson

Ronald Cleo Ward, 76, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ronald Cleo Ward, age 76 of Talmo, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Mr. Ward was born in Shirley, Arkansas ...

Lumpkin

Ted McCager Self, 82, Dahlonega
Ted McCager Self went to his Heavenly home on July 30, 2020 to be with his Lord and Savior and his family members and friends who made the same cross over before him. Born in Union ...

Rabun

Jack Suddath Short, 86, Clayton
Dr. Jack Suddath Short, age 86 of Clayton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Jack was born in Cornelia, Georgia in 1934. He moved to Clayton, Georgia at th ...
John Lee Wyatt, 81, Dillard
  John Lee Wyatt, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on July 30, 2020, his 81st birthday. Lee was born the son of the late Mertha Lee Wyatt and the late Beverly Gardner R ...

White

Sharon Varnadoe, 77, Sautee
Sharon Varnadoe, age 77, of Sautee, passed away Friday, July 30, 2020. Mrs. Varnadoe was born in Miami, FL to the late Frank and Lenora Driskell Woodhead. In addition to parents ...
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died
Hal Holbrook, prolific actor who played Twain, dies at 95
Award-winning character actor Hal Holbrook who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died