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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 ...
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