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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 9th, 2019


Wayne Simpson, 78, Sugar Hill
Wayne Simpson, age 78, o f Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, December 9, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-two years, Mabel Yates Simpson; daughter, Donna ...


George Aycock, 86, Alto
George Thomas Aycock, age 86, of Alto, GA, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019, following an extended illness. Mr. Aycock was born in Anderson, SC, on September 25, 1933, to ...
Ruth Ann Solla, 63, Demorest
Ruth Ann Solla, age 63 of Demorest, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at her residence.  No local services are planned at this time.  An online guest register i ...


Maria Guadalupe Almaraz-Ruiz, age 49 of Oakwood, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a prolonged illness. Funeral services are ...
Mary Hazel Murphy Smith, 94, Gainesville
Mary Hazel Murphy Smith, 94 of Gainesville passed away Monday December 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Hazel was born on April 11, 1925 in Gainesvil ...
Marcus Brannon “Marc” Sullens age 64 of Gainesville passed away Monday at the New Horizon West Nursing Home. Mr. Sullens was born March 6, 1955 in Lumpkin County to ...
William H. Carter, 78, Gainesville
CARTER, William H., age 78, died on December 9, 2019 in Gainesville, Georgia.  Bill was born in Weehawken, New Jersey and spent the major portion of his adult life in Georgia. ...


Claude Wayne Spencer, 53, Lavonia
Mr. Claude Wayne Spencer, age 53 of Strickland Way, Lavonia, Georgia passed away Monday, December 9, 2019. A son of Jean Cheek Strickland and the late James Claude Spencer, he w ...
Tommy Trammel, 64, Ellijay
Tommy Trammel, age 64, of Ellijay, GA passed away Monday, December 9, 2019. He was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Tommy graduated in 1972, from Forsyth County ...


Phillip Holland, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Phillip Lamar Holland, age 59 of Rock Quarry Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 in Toccoa. A son of Mary Dyer Holland and the late Marvin Walter Holland, he ...


Pamela Ann Hope Wofford, 59, Cleveland
Pamela Ann Hope Wofford, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  No local services are planned.  An online ...
Albert Steve Evans, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Albert Steve Evans age 71 of Cleveland, Ga passed away on Monday December 09, 2019 following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday De ...
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship.
Jerry Lee Lewis, outrageous rock ‘n’ roll star, dies at 87
The untamable and often outrageous rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has died at 87
Thomas Cahill, popular history writer, dead at 82
Thomas Cahill, a scholar of ancient languages and belief systems with a knack for popular storytelling who engaged history readers with such bestsellers as “How the Irish Saved Civilization” and “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” has died at age 82
French iconic painter of black Pierre Soulages dead at 102
French painter Pierre Soulages, an icon of post-World War II European abstract art famed for his use of black, has died, according to the Soulages Museum in his hometown of Rodez
Actor in cult favorite 'American Movie' dead at 56
Musician Mike Schank, who was best known for his good guy role in the award-winning documentary film "American Movie," has died at age 56, according to a close friend
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.