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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2020


Juan Carlos Galvan Arellano of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 17, 2020. Visitation will be held at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 5:00 &nd ...
Pieter A. Swanepoel, 58, Cumming
Pieter A. Swanepoel, age 58, of Cumming, GA, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, August 17, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a member of Free Chapel Worship Cente ...
Robert Joseph Waters, 37, Cumming
  Robert Joseph Waters 37, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 17th, 2020. No services are currently scheduled.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...


Jane Abney Kimberl, 71, Hoschton
Jane Abney Kimberl, 71, of Hoschton, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020. Jane was born in Athens, GA on November 22, 1948. She was a nurse who attended patients in several Georgia ...


James "Jimmy" Thomas Ivie, Jr., age 62, of Lula, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 17, 2020. Mr. Ivie was born on October 12, 1957 to the late Ja ...
Sandy Robert Ledford, 47, Demorest
Sandy Robert Ledford, age 47, of Demorest, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. Born on October 5, 1972, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Robert Warren Ledford and Hazel ...


Jimmy B. Forrester, 83, Gainesville
Jimmy B. Forrester, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday August 17, 2020.  Jimmy was born June 2, 1937 in Gainesville, to the late Garland and Lillie Myers Forrester.&nbs ...
Robert Edward Little, Gainesville
Robert Edward Little was born in Decatur, Georgia on August 21, 1954. He is the son of the late Hayward Little and Annie Mae Little. He attended school in Decatur and worked as a M ...
Rebecca (Becky) Carolyn Goss, age 80, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Goss was born on June 26, 1940, to the late George Talmadge ...
Carrie Ann Sharp Harrison, 54, Kennesaw, formerly of Gainesville
Carrie Sharp Harrison, age 54, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away August 17, 2020 following a short illness. Carrie was born October 5, 1965 to the late Capt. Lufkin Scott Sharp ...


Charles Justin Godfrey, 35, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Justin Godfrey, age 35, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 17, 2020.  Mr. Godfrey was born in Ath ...
Carolyn Mary Kitchens, 84, Jefferson
Mrs. Carolyn Mary Kitchens, age 84, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, August 17, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Kitchens was born in Monroe to the late John Lewis and ...


Masteen Bearden, 88, Dahlonega
Masteen Bearden, 88, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1931, Masteen had been a resident ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
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