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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 18th, 2020


Johnny Dennis Parr, 56, Gillsville
Johnny Dennis Parr, age 56 of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.   Born on July 19, 1964 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parr was the son of Jerry Coe Parr and the ...


Betty JoAnne Higgins Stanford, 81, a life-long resident of Forsyth County went home to be with Her Savior Tuesday, August 18, 2020, following a prolonged illness. JoAnne is precede ...


Dewitt Johnson, 69, Suwanee
Dewitt Johnson, age 69, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, James Lamar and Sarah Johnson; daughter, Melissa Johnson; grandson ...
Leroy Pruitt, 87, Buford
Leroy Pruitt, 87, of Buford passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Leroy loved the Lord and lived by his faith. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. Leroy ...


Lloyd Weldon Waters, 79, Tyler, TX, formerly of Hall County
Lloyd Weldon Waters, 79, of Tyler, TX passed away August 18, 2020 in Tyler, TX. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at New Haven C.H. Church ...
Maria Anita Carithers, 57, Gainesville
Maria Anita Carithers, age 57, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Hillside Gard ...
Mr. Thomas “Tom” M. Henderson, Jr. age 83 of Braselton, Ga passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Dennis Gordon Lieburn, 72, Gainesville
Dennis Gordon Lieburn, 72, of Gainesville, formerly of Racine, WI, died Saturday, August 15, 2020, after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, Willie Dean Lieburn, h ...
Frankie Reed, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Frankie Reed, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden illness.       F ...


Mrs. Mandy Nicole Duffell Pendleton, age 46, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Pendleton was born in Athens to the late, Dillard and Elizab ...
Robert Alan Kohler, 65, Braselton
Mr. Robert Alan Kohler, age 65, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August ...


Robert “June” Cleghorne, age 74, of Colbert, GA entered the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.   Born on Oct. 25, 1945 in Commerce, GA, June was the ...


Mrs. Ginger Marie Roddy Carter, age 44 of Brookhaven Circle, Martin passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of Steven Roddy and Rhonda Davis Herron, sh ...


Rev. Vernon Winkler, 84, Cleveland
Rev. Vernon Winkler, age 84, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday August 18th, 2020. Mr. Winkler was born July 30th, 1936 to the late Gordon Winkler and Rachael Gilleland Winkler. ...
Connie Ray Palmer Schapansky Smith, age 82, passed away August 18th, 2020. Connie was a member of the Helen Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder. She Graduated fro ...
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