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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 5th, 2020


Terry Reed Wilson, 77, Cumming
Terry Reed Wilson, 77, of Cumming passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Terry was born June 2, 1943 to the late Homer and Virginia Wilson.  He ...
Janet Stephens Couch, 65, Cumming
Janet Stephens Couch, 65 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 5th, 2020. She is survived by her father Arnold Stephens, stepmother Kathy Stephens, brother Danny Stephens, h ...


Donna Jean Tatum Puckett, age 80, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by parents, Hugh and Arvie Howell Tatum, nine brothers, and seven s ...
Henry Eugene Manning, 69, Sugar Hill
Henry Eugene Manning, age 69, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He was preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie Strickland and JoAnn Manning, and brother, Jerry Man ...
Martha Jane McNeely, 73, Sugar Hill
Martha Jane McNeely, 73 of Sugar Hill passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No formal services will be held and Mrs. McNeely will be crem ...
Marie Atwell Roberts, 82, Buford
Marie Atwell Roberts, age 82 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, August 5, 2020. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. Pastor ...


John "Hamp" Hamilton Myers, Jr., age 77, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Hamp was born on September 17, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia to ...
Kirby Ward, 70, Mt. Airy
Kirby Ward, age 70, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Mr. Ward was born on August 14, 1949 to the late Jerry David "JD" and Rachel Blalo ...


Pauline Holcombe Skinner, 92, Gainesville
Pauline Holcombe Skinner, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 5, 2020. Born in Hall County, Mrs. Skinner had lived in Gainesville most of her life.  She&nbs ...
Joyce Thompson Whitmire, 81, Gainesville
Joyce Thompson Whitmire, age 81, of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Joyce was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Canton, GA. She loved her family, tra ...


Mary Etta Johnson, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Etta Johnson, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Maysville to the late Ben C. and ...
Brenda Martin Long, 74, Jefferson
Brenda Martin Long, age 74, of Jefferson, GA, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. She was preceded in death by parents, Bud and Ezery Mae Johnson, and bro ...
Derrill Brent Nash, 63, Jefferson
Mr. Derrill Brent Nash age 63 of Jefferson, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 05, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services wil ...
Caleb Shane Womack, 19, Pendergrass
Mr. Caleb Shane Womack, age 19, of Pendergrass, GA passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Funeral services will be announced soon. Caleb was born July 1, 2001 in Gainesville, ...


Pastor Hazell Quarles, 77, Anderson, SC
Pastor Hazell Quarles 77 of Anderson South Carolina passed away Wednesday August 5th. Hazell was born on June 2, 1943 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Hattie and R.T. Quarle ...


Mrs. Ellie Mae Cowart Sosebee, age 60 of Rider Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of the late Howell and Chrystal Belle Cowart, she ...


Joseph “Jackie” R. Sosebee Jr., age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Jackie was born January 4, 1945 to the late Joseph R. Sosebee Sr. and Nel ...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80
Country singer Tom T. Hall dies; wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Singer-songwriter Tom T
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.