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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 23rd, 2021

Banks

William Swayne Jordan, age 72 of Homer, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his residence.   Born on Jan. 27, 1949 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Jordan was the son of Ma ...
Monica Lyne (Harnas) Westmoreland, age 49 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  Born in Rapid City, South Dakota at Ellsworth Air Force Base on January 22, 197 ...

Dawson

Helen Pierce Taylor, 96, Dawsonville
Helen Pierce Taylor, 96, of Dawsonville, GA , passed away on Saturday April 10, 2021. She was born to the late Charles B. and Jewel James Pierce Kitchens in Eton, Murray County, ...

Forsyth

David Abston, Cumming
  My beautiful husband David of twenty-nine years lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday March 14, 2021. He passed away at home. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his da ...
Linda Haynes, Cumming
Linda Haynes of Cumming, Georgia passed away on April 16, 2021.
Keith E. Teague, 59, Cumming
Keith E. Teague, 59, of Cumming passed away Monday, April 19, 2021. Keith grew up in Hendersonville, NC and was baptized at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. He was one of th ...

Gwinnett

Isabelle Hanner, 22, Dacula
Isabelle Hanner, 22, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Sunday, April 11, 2021. Isabelle has been cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Isabelle loved ...
William “Bill” Simmons, age 97, of Hoschton, GA, formerly of Concord, NC, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-six ye ...
Roy F. Clay, 83, Buford
Roy F. Clay, 83, of Buford, GA, died Monday, April 19, 2021. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Craig Dale and P ...
Mike Farrington was born at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He had attended Sugar Hill Christian School since kindergarten, and was looking forward to his graduation in May ...
David Lee Fisk, Jr., of Buford, GA, passed away at home Saturday, April 17, 2021. David honorably served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years and recently retired from OFS ...
Mrs. Barbara Ann “Mickey” Fordham, 84, of Loganville, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 at East Side Medical Center.   A private graveside service will be ...
Lonnie Lee Harrison, 75, Buford
Lonnie Lee Harrison, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away April 20, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Green Harrison, parents, John W. Harrison and E ...
Alan “Steve” Hyde of Winder, formally of Buford died Thursday, April 15, 2021. He was preceded in death by his mother Frances “Fran” Hyde and sister Lynn Hy ...
Pastorel Margeanu, 68, Norcross
Pastorel Margeanu, 68, of Norcross, GA, died Sunday, April 18, 2021. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12 Noon at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Crist ...
Jerald D. Phillips went to be with our Lord and Savior at 12:20 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021.   Born October 28, 1936, in Greenwood, S.C., he was preceded in death by his paren ...
Roberto Reginato, 88, Buford
Roberto Reginato, 88, of Buford, GA, died Friday, April 16, 2021. It was Mr. Reginato’s wish to donate his body to medical research. No service has been planned at this time. ...
William Bill Carlyle Small, Jr., age 66, of Sugar Hill passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  Memorial Services will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Lawson Funeral ...

Habersham

William Clifford "Bill" Anderson, age 92, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his children. Mr. Anderson was born on January ...
Joseph Willilam Lineberger, 77, Clarkesville
Joseph William Lineberger, 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton on April 16, 2021 after an extended illness. &n ...
Eugene Maxwell, 79, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Eugene Maxwell, age 79 of Mt. Airy will be held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow the service in Vi ...
Mary Elizabeth Walden, 87, Clarkesville
Mary Elizabeth Walden, age 87 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be an ...

Hall

Michael Thomas Chrystal, 83, Gainesville
Michael Thomas Chrystal, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2021, following an extended illness.  He was born August 7, 1937 in Chattanooga, Ten ...
Patricia Ann DeGripp, 72, Gainesville
Ms. Patricia Ann DeGripp, 72, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 in the C ...
Bradley Edward Grant, 45, Oakwood
Mr. Bradley Edward Grant, 45, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sun ...
Marion J. Allison, 76, Gainesville
Marion J. Allison, 76 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Marion was born in Dahlonega, GA., on June 4, 1944 to the late Mari ...
John Phillip Burroughs, 37, Gainesville
John Phillip Burroughs of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the age of 37. He is survived by his mother, Jean Burroughs, father, David Burroughs (Margie), of ...
Alan Carter, 68, Gainesville
The many people whose lives were touched by Alan Carter will be sad to learn that Alan departed this life on April 18, 2021. Alan Franklin Carter, 68, much loved native and life ...
Frederick Vorhees Congdon Jr., age 86, died Tuesday April 13, 2021 at his residence from cancer. He was born in Atlanta, August 1, 1934 to F. V. Congdon Sr. and Rachel Pruett Con ...
Ernest W. Couch, 90, Lula
Mr. Ernest W. Couch, 90, of Lula, GA passed away on April 3, 2021. Mr. Couch was born July 21, 1930 in Hall County, GA to the late Esbon K. and Josephine Grindle Couch. In ad ...
Myra Harris, Gainesville
Myra Harris passed away on December 27, 2020. She was born on October 17, 1934 to Edith and Buren Bagwell in Canton, Georgia.   Myra was married to Owen Harris for 48 ye ...
Charles Thomas Hullender, 40, Gainesville
Charles Thomas Hullender, age 40, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021.  Mr. Hullender was born in Hall County and was self employed in the Construction Ind ...
Peggy Ann Jackson, 74, Gainesville
Peggy Ann Jackson 74 of Gainesville passed away on Friday April 16, 2021. Peggy Ann Jackson, the second oldest of eight children, was born in Jefferson, Georgia, on May 5, 194 ...
Rhonda Michelle Mantione, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rhonda Michelle Mantione, age 51, of Flowery Branch passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her residence. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 in t ...
Debbie McDaniel, 66, Flowery Branch
Debbie McDaniel, age 66 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank McDaniel and her mother, Charlotte Vandeford ...
William Jerald Pardue, 77, Murrayville
William Jerald Pardue, age 77, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021. Mr. Pardue was born in White County to the late Ray Pardue, Sr. and Flora Bell Nations Pardu ...
Timothy Jack Reynolds, 44, Gainesville
Timothy Jack Reynolds age 44 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Reynolds was born September 1, 1976 in Duluth to Terry ...
Frances Ann Sims, 83, Murrayville
  Frances Ann Sims, 83 of Murrayville, passed away Monday April 8, 2021. Frances was born May 26, 1937 in Abbeville, GA., to the late J. Lester and Eva E. (Pierce) Hul ...
Zerdies Thomas, 88, Gainesville
Zerdies Thomas 88 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday April 15, 2021. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home. 
Cherry Ann Timms, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Cherry Ann Timms, 72, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Randy R ...
Meariem "Mikey" Waller, 68, Gainesville
Meariem “Mikey” Waller 68 of Gainesville was born on March 3, 1953, in Gainesville, Ga., to the late James Waller Sr. and Mattie Waller. She follows in death her son ...

Jackson

Richard David Hayes, 60, Jefferson
Richard David Hayes, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Monday, April 19, 2021.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Center United Methodist Church i ...
Lois Smith Looney, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lois Smith Looney, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Mrs. Looney was born in the Apple Valley Communi ...
Wanda Lou Burriss Parker, 74, Commerce
Wanda Lou Burriss Parker, age 74, of Commerce, GA  passed away April 20, 2021.  She is survived by her daughter, Edna Ann (Paul) Cheek, Commerce, GA;  grandchildren, ...

Lumpkin

Vernon William Chism, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Vernon William Chism, age 78, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on April 19, 2021. He was born on November 23, 1942 in Denver, Colorado to the late Donald Chism and the late Fl ...
Margaret Croy, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Margaret Croy age 85 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away surrounded by family on April 21, 2021. She was born on August 5, 1935 in Forsyth County to the late William Day and the ...
Kevin Randall Pruitt, 43, Dahlonega
  Mr. Kevin Randall Pruitt, age 43, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, April 19, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the chapel of ...
Twin brothers, Hayden James Roper and Payton Michael Roper,of Dahlonega were born into the Kingdom of Heaven on April 20, 2021. Although their time was short, the impact they made ...
Wanda Lois Thomas, 99, Dahlonega
Mrs. Wanda Lois Thomas, age 99, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 while surrounded by her family. Mrs. Thomas was a native and lifelong res ...

Other

Francis Dalton Libby, Jr. of Ball Ground, Georgia passed away on April 19, 2021. A celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at McDonald and Son Funeral Home st ...
Howard R. Orr, 88, John's Creek
Howard R. Orr, age 88, died on April 12, 2021 at his home in John’s Creek, Georgia surrounded by his loving family.   Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy ...
Jerry S. Robertson, 77, Alabama
Jerry S. Robertson, age 77, of Alabama passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0 ...
Curtis Ray Wilson, 64, Tignall (Formerly Gainesville)
Mr. Curtis Ray Wilson, 64, of Tignall Ga, formerly of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...

Rabun

Jack Bell Alley, 89, Tiger
    On April 13, 2021, Jack Bell Alley of Tiger, Georgia passed over all his favorite fishing holes on lakes Rabun, Yonah and Burton on his way to the heavenly lake ...

Stephens

Elijah Harold Holbrooks, 81, Eastanollee
Mr. Elijah Harold Holbrooks, age 81 of Turner Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his residence. A son of the late McKinley and Laura Hudson Holbrooks, he w ...
Sammy Michael House, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Sammy Michael House, age 63 of Queen Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of Mary Hazel Carter House, and the ...
Sharon Gwen Stellman, 65, Toccoa
Sharon Gwen Stellman, age 65, of Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  Born on October 18, 1955, in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Elease Ho ...
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington, age 92 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Hiram Wesley Shannon ...

White

Carl Leonard Walker, 68, Cleveland formerly of Bremen
Mr. Carl Leonard Walker, age 68, of Cleveland, formerly of Bremen, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021.  Carl was born in Greensboro, NC on March 26, 1953 to the late Coy Le ...
Milton O'Neal Ward, 89, Cleveland
Mr. Milton O’Neal Ward, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Mr. Ward was born in Habersham County to the late Milton and Minnie Hubbard Ward.  ...
George Lee Watson, 94, Cleveland
George Lee Watson, Jr., age 94, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Mr. Watson was born on March 17, 1927, in Morven, Georgia, to the late George Lee Watson, ...
Walter Mondale, Carter's vice president, dies at 93
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died
Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career
Former University System of Georgia Chancellor and state budget director Hank Huckaby has died
Beloved Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry dies at 79
Longtime Gainesville pediatrician Everett Roseberry, who was instrumental in the founding of The Longstreet Clinic, died Sunday, April 11 at the age of 79.
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.