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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

Banks

Lester Marvin “Red” Smith, age 85 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1933, he was a son of the late Walter Smith and ...

Hall

Mary Rose Lowry, 91, Gainesville
Mary Rose Lowry, 91, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, December 11 2018 at her residence following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memoria ...

Jackson

Gigi Murphy, Commerce
Gigi Murphy passed away on Tuesday, December 11th. She was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on February 16, 1961 to Bill and Anne McClure. She graduated from Oglethorpe Uni ...

Lumpkin

Janett Shreffler, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Janett Shreffler, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Mrs. Shreffler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on Ja ...

Rabun

“Reba” Rebecca Parker Speed, age 89, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on December 11, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Reba was born the daughter of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Lee Jordan Thomason, age 93 of Brookstone Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Albert Barton Jordan and Mary M ...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
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...