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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 5th, 2020

Banks

Elsie Grace Bickford, age 92, of Homer, GA passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Victoria Ramsdell Baird; and daughter, Diane B ...
Mr. John Michael (Mike) Thomas, age 57 of Commerce died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mr. Thomas was born in Commerce to Mary Ann Daves Thomas o ...

Barrow

Lucretia Tonea, 81, Winder
Lucretia Tonea, age 81 of Winder, GA, died Sunday, July 5, 2020. A family graveside service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. Hamilto ...
Sandra West Pieper, 60, Winder
Sandra West Pieper, age 60, of Winder, GA passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy L. West, mother, Joyce McDaniel West; sister, Sharon E ...

Dawson

Sheri L. Knutson, 70, Dawsonville
Sheri L. Knutson, 70, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 5, 2020 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Knutson was born March 18, 1950 and raised in ...

Habersham

Marion Henry Cagle, Jr, 72, Baldwin
Mr. Marion Henry Cagle, Jr. 72, of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on ...
Georgie Nix Tipton, 80, Clarkesville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Georgie Nix Tipton, age 80 of Clarkesville. Mrs. Tipton passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020.  Funeral arrangement ...

Hall

Joan C. Hicks, 79, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Joan C. Hicks, 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2 ...
Robert Jarrells Jr, 70, Gainesville
Robert Jarrells Jr. 70 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Sunday July 5th. Professional Funeral Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral.

Jackson

Mr. Benjamin Mason “Benny” Hill, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Hill was born in Maysville to the late Ben C. and Ruby Mc ...

Lumpkin

Leona Darlene Ashworth, 65, Dahlonega
Mrs. Leona Darlene Ashworth, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Darlene was born on December 30, 1954 to Lonnie Ashworth and the late Martha Adams Tridic ...
Margaret Annette Dawkins, 71, Dahlonega
Margaret Annette Dawkins, 71, of Dahlonega Ga passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020.  She was born February 8, 1949.   Annette was a Licensed Practical Nurse for most o ...
Paul Gene Lowe, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Paul Gene Lowe, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. Mr. Lowe was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on June 19, 1938 to the lat ...

Other

Nolan Lee Phillips, 34, Lakemont, Ga. formerly of Flowery Branch
Nolan Lee Phillips, age 34, of Lakemont, GA, formerly of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020.  He was preceded in death by grandparents William “Bill&rd ...

White

Homer Lawson Bailey, Jr., 89, Cleveland
Homer Lawson Bailey, Jr., age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Mr. Bailey was born on June 22, 1931, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Homer Lawson Bailey, S ...
Georgie Lou Tipton, 80, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Georgie Lou Tipton, age 80, devoted wife, mother and friend who passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020.   Mrs. Ti ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...