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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 24th, 2021

Dawson

Carolyn Rebecca Wise, 70, Dawsonville
Wise, Carolyn Rebecca, age 70, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  Mrs. Wise was a retired Medical Office Director.  She was preceded in deat ...

Forsyth

Betty Darnell Allison, 79, Cumming
Betty Darnell Allison 79, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. No services are currently scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www ...
John Q. Hall Jr., 79, Cumming
John Q. Hall Jr., age 79, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021.  John was a long-time resident of Forsyth County.  Born and raised in Eastpoint Atlanta, ...
    Scarlett Rose McCoid passed away on Saturday, January 16th, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 3pm in the chapel of M ...
William Dempsey Morrow Jr., 85 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January, 20, 2021. He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years: Elizabeth Chapman Morrow. William is s ...
Phillip Andrew DeLong, born June 17, 1970, went home to be with his Lord and Savior January 21, 2021. He was a kind, loving soul and was a friend to all who knew him. He is precede ...
Terry Hanson Haynes of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Fu ...
Danielle Renae Magerfleisch, 13, of Cumming went home to our Lord and Savior peacefully on Wednesday January 20th, 2021. Danielle was a loving sister and friend to so many. Everyon ...
Phillip Wayne Pirkle, 64, Cumming
Phillip Wayne Pirkle, 64, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Wayne was a loving Dad, Granddad, son and brother. A member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, he is preceded ...
Ms. Darlene Denise Thompson age 90 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Ashton Senior Living Center following an extended illness.      Memori ...
Randy Joe Woodall, 62, Cumming
  Randy Joe Woodall, age 62, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021. Randy was born in 1958, to the late Robert and Margaret Woodall. He was a heavy equipm ...

Gwinnett

Jeremy Brown, 25, Sugar Hill
Jeremy Brown, 25, of Sugar Hill, GA, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Glory City Church Atlanta, Suwanee. P ...
Bernice D. Grizzle, 88, Buford
Bernice D. Grizzle, 88, of Buford, GA and the Morgan Crossing Community passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Frank Gr ...
Janet A Schrock, 87, Lilburn
The Family of Janet A Schrock of Lilburn, GA. are saddened to announce her sudden passing on January 20, 2021 at the age of 87. Janet was a beloved mother, grandmother, great gr ...
Jane Corriveau Bailey, 81, Buford
    Jane Corriveau Bailey 81, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed ...
H. Scott Castaline, 68, Buford
H. Scott Castaline, 68, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Mr. Castaline has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-94 ...
Charles Melvin Crawford, 83, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully at his home on January 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Crawford and Louise Higdon an ...
Deanna Lea Dean, 57, Suwanee
Deanna Lea Dean 57, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. Deanna is preceded in death by her husband Paul F. Leckie and her parents; Robert and Wanda D ...
Rev. Lester Leonard Hall, 90, Lawrenceville
Rev. Lester Leonard Hall, age 90, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his home in Garden Plaza, Lawrenceville, GA. Graveside Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sa ...
Louise Harootunian, the daughter of the late Krekor and Eva (Haroian) Hightaian was born in Worcester, MA. on November 18, 1930. She attended local schools, graduating from North H ...
Joyce Kellam, 94, Buford
Joyce Kellam, 94, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mrs. Kellam has been cremated and a service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Share mem ...
Theresa Anne Suggs, 65, Loganville
Ms. Theresa Anne Suggs age 65 of Loganville, Ga passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at Athens Regional Piedmont Hospital. Memorial services will be scheduled for a later dat ...

Habersham

Minnie Hannah Carolyn Ivie Looney, age 93 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  Born in Habersham County on June 1, 1927, she was a daughter of the late ...
Gregory Trent Whitehead, 60, Demorest
    Gregory Trent Whitehead, age 60 of Demorest, GA passed away on Saturday, January 16th 2021.  Born in Duluth Georgia on September 29th 1960 he was th ...
James Edward "Jimmy" Allen, 75, Clarkesville
James Edward "Jimmy" Allen, age 75, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with Lord on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Mr. Allen was born on August 4, 1945 in Habersham Count ...
Alan Barr “Don” Donnelly, 85, Clarkesville
Mr. Alan Barr “Don” Donnelly, 85, of Clarkesville, GA., passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A celebration of the life of Mr. ...
  Paralee Wade Goodson, age 96 of Alto, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021.  Born in Alto, on June 6, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Luther Travis Wa ...
Daryl Eric White, 49, Clarkesville
Daryl Eric White, age 49 of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord & Savior on Thursday, January 21, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer after 10 years. ...
Mary Sue Mauldin Wilbanks, 74, Clarkesville
Mary Sue Mauldin Wilbanks, 74, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with complications related to a recent diagnosis of lymphoma.  She was precede ...

Hall

Sharita Diane Bailey, 41, Gainesville
Sharita Diane Bailey 41 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 13th.  Sharita was born on May 17, 1979 in Richmond South Carolina to the late Sarah Jones and David ...
Joyce Lott, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Lott of Gainesville, Georgia passed January 21, 2021.  Funeral arrangements announced later.   Young's Funeral Home Roger Young, Chris Young & ...
Lt., Christopher Thomas McNeal, 54, Flowery Branch
Lt., Christopher Thomas McNeal age 54 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at his residence following a sudden illness.          ...
Marie Nichols McQueen, 83, Flowery Branch
Marie Nichols McQueen age 83 of Flowery Branch entered heaven Thursday January 21, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born December 2, 1937 in Cumm ...
James Richard Moore, IV, 71, Gainesville
               Mr. James Richard Moore, IV age 71 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Tuesday January 19, 2021 at his residence following a ...
Cluster D. “C.D.” Noble, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Cluster D. “C.D.” Noble, 75, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his residence. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. ...
Dinah Katharine Culbreath Wayne, 77, Flowery Branch
Dinah Katharine Culbreath Wayne, 77, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, went home to be with her heavenly Father on January 20, 2021. Dinah was born on October 26, 1943, in Tampa, Florida ...
Mrs. Sydney Carolyn Shockley Wofford, 81 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021. Born in Hall County, Mrs. Wofford was the daughter of the late J.D. and Oma Sa ...
Ellen B. Braden, 85, Gainesville
    Ms.Ellen B. Braden, age 85, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 at Horizons of Lanier Park. Family will recieve friends from 1:00 ...
Sonya Eloise Cannon, 73, Gainesville
Sonya Eloise Cannon, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.   Services will be Tuesday, Januar ...
  Windell Wilkie Compton, Jr. age 52 of Lula passed away Wednesday January 20, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Windell was born June 3, 1968 i ...
Shirley Adams Doss, 77, Gainesville
Shirley Adams Doss, 77 a lifelong resident of Gainesville was welcomed into Heaven on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  Shirley was born in New Holland to James D Adams and Gertrud ...
Jack E. Frost, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Jack E. Frost, 89, owner and operator of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Braselton, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2021 at North ...
John Willie Griffeth, 86, Gainesville
Mr. John Willie Griffeth, 86, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. Graveside services will be held at 1 ...
Linda Littlejohn Jackson, formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Linda Littlejohn Jackson formerly of Gainesville, Georgia passed January 20, 2021.  Funeral arrangements announced later.   Young's Funeral Home Roger Y ...
James Allen "Mickey" Long, 87, Gainesville
James Allen Long (Mickey), 87, of Gainesville, Ga., was surrounded by family as he peacefully joined the Lord on January 20, 2021.   Mickey was born September 18, 1933, ...
Marianna Houser Mauney, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Marianna Houser Mauney age 84, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at her home with her family and close friends by her side.  A celebration of life wi ...
Frank Kenimer Norton, 92, Gainesville
Frank Kenimer Norton On January 19, 2021, Frank K. Norton after a brief illness, closed the book on his long real estate career. Frank was a great husband, father, grandfather, ...
Maudine Orr, 91, Lula
Maudine Orr, 91, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 following a period of declining health. Born in Gainesville on March 26, 1929 daughter of the late Thomas&nbs ...
Samantha Fawn Packard, 31, Gainesville
  Samantha Fawn Packard age 31 of Gainesville passed away Monday January 18, 2021 at her residence. Samantha was born October 28, 1989 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  She was a ...
Richard B. “Dick” Parker, 90, Gainesville
Mr. Richard B. “Dick” Parker, devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died following a brief illness on January 20, 2021, at the age of 90 ...
Sonny Ray Parker, 76, Flowery Branch
Sonny Ray Parker, 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Effie Parker, and brother, Curtis Parker ...
John Henry Shockley, 70, Gainesville
Mr. John Henry Shockley age 70 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday January 18, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Mrs. Doris Jean Smith Swafford, 83, of Oakwood, GA went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 21, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in ...
Annie Pearl “Granny” Thompson was born May 31, 1935 to the late General & Estelle Hill. She departed this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Annie Pearl attended F ...
Mrs. Fralil N. Carter Cheek Walker, born February 26, 1941 in Gainesville, Georgia, transitioned Monday, January 11, 2021 after a brief illness.   Mrs. Wa ...
Roy James Williamson, 63, Gainesville
Roy James Williamson age 63 of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 23, 2021 at New Horizon Lanier Park. Roy was born January 1, 1958 in Gainesville to Corine Gravitt Clark ...

Jackson

Debra Jean Norris Atchley, 61, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Debra Jean Norris Atchley, age 61 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 21, 2021.  Mrs. Atchley was ...
  Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Leonard Raymond “Lenny” Carver Jr., age 56 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday ...
Lanier Coolidge Poe, 91, Nicholson
  Mr. Lanier Coolidge Poe, age 91, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his daughter’s residence.  Mr. Poe was born in Gainesville to the late Pau ...
Polly Sue Hunter Crane, 77, Maysville
  Evns Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Polly Sue Hunter Crane, age 77 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  Mrs. Crane w ...
John Hayword Eckert, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Hayword Eckert, age 87, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Mr. Eckert was born in Rifton, New ...
George Eric Grashorn, 80, Jefferson
Mr. George Eric Grashorn, 80 of Jefferson, Georgia was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on January 21, 2021.  He is greatly loved and missed by his family and friends, a ...
Lindsey Hall, 36, Danielsville
Lindsey Hall, age 36 of Danielsville, GA passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.   Born on Nov. 16, 1984 in Athens, GA, Ms. Hall was the daughter of Tracey Ellis Hall and the ...
Tobey Anna Owens Jones, 49, Maysville
Tobye Anna Owens Jones, age 49 of Maysville, GA passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.   Born on Aug. 10, 1971 in Gadsden, AL, Mrs. Jones was the daughter of Patricia Ann ...
Shonnie Turpin Smith, 42, Commerce
Shonnie Turpin Smith, age 42, of Commerce, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021. Funeral Services arrangements will be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted ...
Flossie Starnes Standridge, 82, Talmo formerly of Commerce
Flossie Starnes Standridge, age 82 of Talmo, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.   Born on Aug. 14, 1938 in Monroe, NC, Mrs. Standridg ...

Lumpkin

Ronald Ridgely Rairigh, Sr., age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Mr. Rairigh was born on November 8, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Wilson ...
With the passing of Betty Jean Whitmire Whelchel, Dahlonega has lost one of it’s most beloved longtime residents. Betty was born in Dawson County on July 31, 1931 and passed ...
Peggy Henderson Dover, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Peggy Henderson Dover, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Peggy was born in Forsyth County, GA on August 9, 1932, the daughter of Myrtie and ...
Marvin Gibson, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Marvin Gibson, age 71, of Dahlonega passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Marvin was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He ...
Harold Jarrard, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Jarrard, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later and are in the care of Anderson-Underwo ...
Viola M. Sheffield, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Viola M. Sheffield, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. Viola was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on January 9, 1933 t ...
Mr. Randolph "Randy" Thomas Southin, age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021.  Complete funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a ...

Other

Gloria Cunningham Smith, 69, Grovetown, Ga. formerly of Buford
Gloria Cunningham Smith, age 69, or Grovetown, GA and formerly of Buford, GA, passed away on January 16, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Cunningham, son ...
John Williams Banks, 66, Watkinsville
Mr. John Williams Banks, age 66, of Watkinsville passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. The family will receive friends 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Satu ...
Claudell “C.E.” Garmon, 92, Albertville, AL
Claudell “C.E.” Garmon, 92, of Albertville, AL, died Friday, January 22, 2021. Mr. Garmon has been transported to Albertville Funeral Home in Alabama for service and in ...
Jeanne D. Lowery, 79, Macon
Jeanne D. Lowery, 79, of Macon, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2021. Jeanne was born in Alto, Georgia on February 26, 1941 to the late Pledger and Floy ...
James Lewis “Jimmy” Lowery Jr. 56, of Byron, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021. Jimmy was a Deacon with Byron Baptist Church ...

Rabun

Lloyd Lee Pollard, 88, Clayton
Lloyd Lee Pollard, age 88, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2021. Lloyd was born the son of the late Elisha James Pollard and the late Hassie Mae Free Pollard on ...
Eva Ruth Shirley, 86, Clayton
Eva Ruth Shirley, age 86, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on January 19, 2021. Ruth was born the daughter of the late John Houck and the late Maude Wilbanks Houck on May 26, 19 ...

Stephens

Max Reginald Bennett, 78, Toccoa
Mr. Max Reginald Bennett age 78 of Toccoa passed away Friday January 22, 2021 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clyde and Agnes Adams Bennett, he was born July 13, ...
Mrs. Zephene Hollifield Foster, age 94 of the Ayersville Community of Toccoa passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021. The daughter of the late Walter Clinton and Annie Mae Smith ...

White

Judy Dean Cathey, 63, Cleveland
Judy Dean Cathey, age 63, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Mrs. Cathey was born on July 31, 1957, in Habersham County, to the late Sandy and Bonnie Lou P ...
Jennifer Underwood Hawkins age 37 of Cleveland formerly of Gainesville entered heaven Monday January 18, 2021 at her residence. Jennifer was born in Gainesville on May 10, 1983 ...
Jerry Steven Hemphill, 59, Cleveland
Jerry Steven Hemphill, 59, of Cleveland, Ga. died on January 16, 2021.  A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.  W.R. Strickland & Sons, Clermont, Ga.
Caroline A. Gresham, 41, Cleveland
Caroline A. Gresham, age 41, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Ms. Greshman was born on February 12, 1979, in Decatur, Georgia to Robert and Joan Duckett ...
Roy Daniel “Danny” Peters, Jr., age 77, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Mr. Peters was born on June 14, 1943, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the l ...
William Earnest Shelnut, 93, Cleveland
William Earnest Shelnut, 93, was taken into the arms of Jesus Christ on January 21, 2021. He was born on November 07, 1927 to the late Lester and Ola Shelnut in Cleveland, Georgia. ...
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
Larry King has died at age 87 after a half-century in broadcasting that included interviews with presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes
North Georgia real estate executive Frank Norton, Sr. dies at 92
Frank Norton, Sr., a Gainesville man who spent decades in the insurance and real estate industry in North Georgia, died Tuesday at the age of 92.
Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died
The Latest: 'Gilligan's Island' star Wells dies, virus cited
Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” has died
Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98
France’s Academy of Fine Arts says Pierre Cardin, the French designer whose Space Age style was among the iconic looks of 20th century fashion, has died at 98
Attorney, philanthropist Phillip Sartain has died
Prominent Gainesville attorney and philanthropist Phillip Bond Sartain, known for his intelligence, his sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to his community, died peacefully Monday morning, his family said. He was 62.
K.T. Oslin, country singer of ‘80's Ladies,’ dies at 78
Country singer K
Lucile Beaver, daughter of longtime RMA president, has died
Lucile Elizabeth Beaver, who grew up on the campus of Riverside Military Academy, where her father Gen. Sandy Beaver, served as president, has died, her longtime attorney confirmed.