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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 18th, 2020

Banks

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 ...

Forsyth

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 ...

Gwinnett

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...

Other

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 ...

Stephens

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 ...

White

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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died