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Eugene Charles Raab, 75, Statham
Eugene Charles Raab 75, Statham Ga, was surrounded by his love ones as he was called home to be with Jesus on Monday June 27,2022. Gene or Geno as he was known by family and fri ...

Dawson

Blyth Michael Chester, 31, Dawsonville
Blyth Michael Chester, 31, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home with his family by his side.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Daw ...

Forsyth

Betty Goble Alexander, 92, Cumming
Betty Goble Alexander, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on June 28, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Buster and Ruby Goble; her loving husband of over 40 years, Kenneth ...
Michael Lee Prather, 64, Cumming
Michael Lee Prather, 64, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Prather, stepdaughter, Bobbie McClure; grandparents, E.T. and Eva ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Brent Binkley, 75, Duluth
Thomas Brent Binkley, 75 of Duluth, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24th, 2022.  Brent was preceded in death by his bride, Bette "BJ" Binkley, his parents ...
Robert Earl Segars, 69, Buford
Robert Earl Segars, 69, of Buford, Georgia, died on June 28, 2022. Mr. Segars was born on June 26, 1953, in Cartersville. He was baptized at Oakland Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Seg ...
John Morgan Waters, 79, Buford
John Morgan Waters, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  He was preceded by his parents, Marion and Vivian Ware Waters.  He is survived by his wi ...

Habersham

Francis Arthur “Fran” Aurora, age 83 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 following a period of declining health.   Born in Brooklyn, N ...
Robert Edwin Congdon, 90, Clarkesville
ROBERT EDWIN CONGDON   Bob Congdon age 90 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Bom November 10, 1931 in El Monte, California, He was the son of the late Orville ...
Linda Kay Dodd, 60, Mount Airy
Linda Kay Dodd, age 60 of Mount Airy, Georgia, took her Heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 30, 2022.   Born in Cleveland, Georgia on December 05, ...
Joan M. Feorino, 91, Clarkesville
Joan M. Feorino, 91, of Clarkesville, GA, a devoted wife and mother, died June 26 at home with her beloved family. Joan was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter o ...
Larry David McEntire Sr., 73, Demorest
Larry David McEntire, Sr., age 73 of Panama City, Florida formerly of the Habersham Mills Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 30, 2022 afte ...
Jerry Lamar Nunn, 73, Clarkesville
Jerry Lamar Nunn, 73, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away June 28, 2022 following a brief illness.   Jerry was born May 7, 1949, in Toccoa, GA, the son of the late Jack Nun ...
Thom Parrish, 92, Demorest
Thom Parrish, age 92, of Demorest, Georgia fell asleep in death on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Parrish, of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law ...
Dorothy Jean Puddington, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Puddington, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the home of her son, James, surrounded by her family. Born on June 12, 1929 in Cambri ...

Hall

Malissa Alisson, 47, Lula
Malissa Alisson, 47 of Lula passed away on June 30, 2022.    Arrangements are still not finalized   If you wish to send condolences, you may do so at lit ...
Robert T. Arrowood, 80, Gainesville
On Monday, June 27, 2022 Robert T. Arrowood, 80, died following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 at Temple Missionary Baptist ...
John Robert Brandon Sr., 89, Gainesville
Mr. John Robert Brandon, Sr., age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, July 1, 2022 at Memorial Pa ...
Shirley Roger Carnes, 85, Clermont
Shirley Roger Carnes, 85, of Clermont, Georgia went to be with our Lord on June 30, 2022 after an extended illness.   He was a deacon at Community Baptist Church for a n ...
David Bolt Davenport, Sr., 61, Gainesville
David Bolt Davenport, Sr., age 61, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   David was born in Laurens, South Caroli ...
Rocky Joe Hammond, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Rocky Joe Hammond, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022.   Mr. Hammond was born in Gainesville, GA to the late Mr. James T. Hammond and ...
Juan Gomez Hernandez, 21, Gainesville
Mr. Juan Gomez Hernandez, 21, of Gainesville passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Funeral services will be held at Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostes from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on ...
Patricia Ann King, 87, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ann King, age 87, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 at her residence, surrounded by family. Private Services will be held at a later date. Mrs ...
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Michael “Mike” Lynn Little, age 58, of Gainesville, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Mike was born on Ju ...
Shirley Ann Pitchford, 82, Gainesville
Shirley Ann Pitchford, 82 of Gainesville died Sunday June 26, 2022 at her residence. Born in Nantahala, North Carolina, Shirley had lived in Hall County for most of her lif ...
Maria Teresa Ramirez, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria Teresa Ramirez, 88, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Fri ...
Charley Davis Simpson, Gainesville
Charley Davis Simpson was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on January 5, 1934, and lived in Carnesville, Georgia for the past 32 years. He passed away on June 10, 2022 in Norteast Georg ...
Terry Ward Sorrells, 59, Gainesville
Terry Ward Sorrells, born on June 1st, 1963, has passed away at the age of 59, on June 21st, 2022. He leaves in this life his son, Christian Sorrells, his younger brother and siste ...
Naomi Tribulan, Gainesville
Yesterday, June 29th, 2022, Naomi Tribulan, of Gainesvsille, a beautiful soul and spirit crossed over into heaven. I know beyond anything she is happy and at peace. There are going ...
Renee Bond Wetzel, 49, Gainesville
Mrs. Renee Bond Wetzel, 49, of Gainesville passed away suddenly Sunday, June 26, 2022.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2022 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Martha Barrera Morrero Fernandez, age 87 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Born on Feb. 26, 1935 in Moron, Cuba, Mrs. Fernandez was the daughter of the late ...
Harriett Paula Gailey, 67, Maysville
Mrs. Harriett Paula Gailey, age 67, of Maysville, GA died Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Athens to the late Paul E. and Oliv ...
Thelma Archer Lord, 99, Nicholson
  Mrs. Thelma Archer Lord, age 99, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Lord was born in Danielsville to the late John an ...
JoAnn Murders, 82, Commerce
JoAnn Murders, age 82, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.   JoAnn was born in 1939 in Sugarland, Texas to the late Martin and Helen Bach. During WWII she and ...
Kenneth Lee Nicholson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Kenneth Lee Nicholson, age 83, of Commerce passed away peacefully on June 29, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mr. Nicholson was born in Commerce to the late, Ernest Le ...
Peggy Sue Loner Shadburn, 61, Jefferson
Peggy Sue Loner Shadburn, age 61, of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Gene Shadburn.  She is survi ...
Troy Lee Strickland, 77, Commerce
  Troy Lee Strickland, age 77 of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022.   Born on May 20, 1945 in Royston, GA, Mr. Strickland was the son of the la ...
Dessa Budzyn VanSchuyver, 69, Braselton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dessa Budzyn VanSchuyver, age 69 of Braselton, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  Mrs. VanSchuyver wa ...
Virginia Jean Whobrey, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Jean Whobrey, age 91, of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered rest on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mrs. Whobrey was born in Dorset, ...
William Wilson, 74, Commerce
William Wilson, age 74, of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.   Born on Feb. 25, 1948 in Morgantown, WV, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Jack and El ...
Zella Wilson, 70, Commerce
Zella Wilson, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.   Born on May 22, 1952 in Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Leo Moore Jr ...

Lumpkin

Jeffery Lavaughn Bright, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Jeffery Lavaughn Bright, 56, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at northeast Georgia Medical Center Dahlonega.   Born on December 12, 1965 in Boaz, AL, ...
Linda Gaddis Coker, 77, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Gaddis Coker, age 77 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born on March 15, 1945 in Hall County to the late Odell Gaddis and the late Olea ...
Mrs. Bonnie Mae Jones Lingerfelt, age 98 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. She was born on October 2, 1923 to the late Walter Jones and the late Izora W ...
Herman C. Warbington, 93, Dahlonega
Mr. Herman C. Warbington, age 93, of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, atSeasons Hospice in Cumming  following a period of declining health.   Mr. W ...

Other

Theresa Brooks, 74, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Theresa Brooks, 74, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, died Friday, June 24, 2022. Mrs. Brooks has been cremated and will be taken back to Canada for services. She is survived by her hus ...
Rev. Griffeth Talmadge “Griff” Carithers, age 81, of Athens, GA died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Rev. Carithers was born in Nicholso ...
Lester Dove, 76, Danielsville
Lester Dove, age 76, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Born on March 4, 1946 in Franklin County, GA, Mr. Dove was the son of the late John and Myrtie ...
George "Truett" Fincannon, 77, Carnesville
George "Truett" Fincannon, age 77, of Carnesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 following a sudden illness. Mr. Fincannon was born ...
Barbara Horton, 74, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbara Horton, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022.    Mrs. Horton was born in Cairo, Georgia to the late Luther and Martha Lewis Wa ...
James “Gary” Lester, 75, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the passing of Mr. James “Gary” Lester age 75 of Danielsville, GA on June, 25th, 2022 . Mr. Lester was the son of the late Cliff ...
Richard "Rich" Lewis Mason, 81, Deerfield Beach, FL
Richard “Rich” Lewis Mason, 81, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, died after a one-year battle with cancer the morning of Wednesday June 8th, 2022. Mr. Mason was born Sep ...
Sharon Denise Sears, 50, Belton, SC formerly of Banks County
Sharon Denise Sears, age 50, of Belton, South Carolina formerly of Banks County, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022 following an extended illness. Mrs. Sears was born on ...
Opal Gertrude Stevens, 93, Athens
Opal Gertrude Couey Stevens, age 93 of Athens, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.   Born on Feb. 16, 1929 in Hawkinsville, GA, Mrs. Stevens was the daughter of ...
Jack Howard Uhlir, 83, Bowman
Jack Howard Uhlir, age 83 of Bowman, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Born on Aug. 5, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Uhlir was the son of the late James and Eila Davis ...
Sally Jean Lindquist White passed on June 26, 2022 in Buford, Georgia after battling cancer for 4 years. She was born on October 13, 1947, in Central Islip, NY to Donald Lindquist ...

White

Sheila Jean Humphries Blalock, born November 17, 1947, in Lynch, Harlan County, Kentucky to Henry A and Mollie Carpenter Humphries.  In 1956, Sheila moved with her parents to ...
Jack J. Davis, 92, Cleveland
Jack J. Davis, age 92, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Mr. Davis was born on June 4, 1930, in Upson County, Georgia, to the late John and Sindia Davis.&nb ...
James Edward "Jim" Gant, Sr. passed away at home June 28, 2022 following a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 51 ...
William Coy Johnston, 85, Cleveland
William Coy Johnston passed away on June 26, 2022, at the age of 85.  He was the child of Coy Kelley Johnston and Mary Gladys Perry Johnston and was born in Baltimore, MD. ...
Shirley Ann Taylor, 81, Cleveland
Shirley Ann Taylor, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Mrs. Taylor was born on February 7, 1941, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to the late Vincen ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
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.