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February 22, 2020

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Jean Bell Burns James

Jean Bell Burns James

Athens, Georgia

1934 - 2020 Jean Bell Burns James 85 years young passed away peacefully on February 20, 2020, and while surrounded by her loved ones. She was the daughter of the late William & Jean Burns; preceded in death by her son, Hunter James; brother, Arthur Burns and a life partner,...

Cleo Berry Ward

Cleo Berry Ward

Atlamta, Georgia

1945 - 2020 Mrs. Cleo Gaffney Berry Ward A soft, bright light left our earth on February 13, 2020 when Cleo Ward departed this life. She succumbed to a stroke while undergoing cancer treatment. Both these conditions, together, were too much, even for her valiant heart. She...

Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Feb. 20, 2020 to Feb. 22, 2020.

February 23, 2020

Irene Haynes

Irene Haynes

Athens, Georgia

1925 - 2020 Mrs. Irene Haynes 94, of Athens Departed this life on February 19, 2020 Survivors include her daughter, Faye (Bob) Harrison; sons Leroy (Phyllis) Haynes Jr. and Billy Michael Haynes; sister, Barbara Gresham; brother, Willie B. Gresham and a host of grandchildren...

Dr. Kermit Hutcheson Ph.D.

Dr. Kermit Hutcheson Ph.D.

Jefferson, Georgia

1929 - 2020 Dr. Kermit Hutcheson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia Dr. Kermit Hutcheson died peacefully in his sleep on February 2, 2020. Kermit was born December 8, 1929 in Wrightsville, Georgia, the son of Linton and Arlie Flanders Hutcheson. Immediately...

Betty Copelan Lunsford

Betty Copelan Lunsford

Athens, Georgia

1928 - 2020 Mrs. Betty Copelan Lunsford of Athens passed away peacefully on February 19, 2020. Born in Greensboro, Ga., Betty was the daughter of the late Rowe W. Copelan and the late Florence Park Copelan. She was married to the late W.O. Buck Lunsford for 31 years before...

February 21, 2020

Matthew "Pete" Hayek

Matthew "Pete" Hayek

Athens, Georgia

1963 - 2020 Matthew "Pete" Hayek passed away on Feb. 14, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in St. Louis, MO on Sept. 14, 1963 and moved to Slidell, LA in 1975, where he graduated from high school. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, he...

Callie Ann Johnson

Callie Ann Johnson

Athens, Georgia

1949 - 2020 Callie Ann Johnson, age 70, of Athens, GA passed February 14, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Chapel of Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home with interment in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Viewing, Friday, 1-7 pm at the...

Virgil Wingfield

Virgil Wingfield

Athens, Georgia

1947 - 2020 Mr. Virgil Wingfield, age 72, of Athens, Georgia passed on February 16, 2020. Survivors include his sons, Dexter Wingfield. Tyrone Sims; daughters, Nikki Sims, Brittany Wingfield; brother, Wiley Wingfield; sisters, Mary Burke, Hattie Flint, Jessie Brightwell;...

February 20, 2020

Emily Edwards Acree

Emily Edwards Acree

Toccoa, Georgia

1928 - 2020 Mrs. Emily Edwards Acree peacefully passed away on February 4, 2020 at her home on Rosedale Street. The daughter of the late Henry A. and Emily Wynne Edwards, she was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 14, 1928. The Augusta native attended Mary Baldwin College...

Justin Franklin Griffith

Justin Franklin Griffith

Athens, Georgia

1990 - 2020 Justin Franklin Griffith, 29, died Friday, February 14, 2020. Born in Athens, he was the son of Tommy and Tammy Griffith. He was preceded in death by his brother: Jacob Thomas Griffith and maternal grandfather; Garley Church, Sr. Justin graduated from East Jackson...

Charles Ricky Lowe

Charles Ricky Lowe

Arnoldsville, Georgia

1956 - 2020 Charles Ricky Lowe, 63, of Arnoldsville, GA passed away February 17, 2020. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was an ordained Deacon, a Mason Worshipful Master of Amity Lodge 731 and a Knights Templer. He was a longtime employee of Publix Supermarkets...

February 19, 2020

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