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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 19th, 2020

Forsyth

Ruth Walker Stripland Carter, age 94, better known as “Nanny Ruth” was born April 28, 1926 passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020. Ruth was preceded in death by her ...
Gracie Faye Grant, 75, Cumming
Gracie Faye Grant, 75, of Cumming Georgia, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on August 19, 2020. She was 75 years old. Gracie was a member of Salem Baptist Ch ...

Gwinnett

Maria Rodica Dragu, 65, Lilburn
Maria Rodica Dragu, age 65, of Lilburn, GA passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Pavel Dragu, Lilburn; children, Paul Dragu, ...

Hall

Ruby Ward Cleveland, 87, Clermont
Mrs. Ruby Ward Cleveland, 87, of Clermont passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Dahlonega Campus following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
Mary Katherine McCranie, 89, Hoschton
Mrs. Mary Katherine McCranie, age 89, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.  Formerly of Hoschton, she was currently living in Great Oaks S ...
Arthur Frank Valdez, 51, Gainesville
Arthur Frank Valdez, II age 51 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 19, 2020 at his residence.  Born on July 21, 1969 to Conception Minjarez and the late Arthur Fran ...
Zelda U. Smith, 62, Gainesville
Miss Zelda U. Smith, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at her residence. Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, September 05, 2020 at 4 ...
John Paul Wenrich, Jr, 75, Gainesville
John Paul Wenrich, Jr., age 75, died on August 19 in Northeast Georgia Hospital Gainesville Georgia due to Corvid-19. He is survived by his wife Shirlyn Marie Houser Wenrich; da ...

Other

Susan Kay Chambers, 61, Canton
Susan Kay Chambers, 61, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Susan is preceded in death by her parents; Edward and Rita Root. She is survived by her ...
Wayne Eugene Jones, 69, Lexington, GA
Mr. Wayne Eugene Jones age 69, of Lexington, GA  30648 passed away on Wednesday, August, 19, 2020 at Piedmont Health Care. Funeral Service are scheduled for Monday, August ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.