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Local Obits for Sat. May 4th, 2019

Banks

Ruby Mae Ward Collier, 97, Commerce
Mrs. Ruby Mae Ward Collier age 97 of Commerce, Georgia passed away Saturday May 4, 2019 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. She was born April 7, 1922 in Toccoa, Georgia; she was the da ...

Habersham

Roy Garrison Justus, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Roy Garrison Justus, age 90 of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Bennett Clough will offi ...

Hall

Gary A. Carder, 67, Gainesville
 Gary A. Carder, 67, of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 4, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Carder was born in Gainesville on February 25, 1952 to the late Bob ...
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, 51, Flowery Branch
Lisa Regina Adams Mathis, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019. She is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, George T. Mathis, Sr. of Flow ...
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36, Gainesville
Amy Lekisha Stephens, 36 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in TN following injuries sustained in an auto accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on S ...

Jackson

Shianne Marie Hibbitt, 23, Commerce
  Shianne Marie Hibbitt, age 23 of Commerce, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019.   Born on April 9, 1996 in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of Vernon Shane and ...

Lumpkin

Madge Whelchel, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Madge Whelchel, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away May 4, 2019. Mrs. Whelchel was born on May 5, 1935 to the late Luster and Ruby Smith Grant.  In addition to her parent ...

Other

Alec Christopher Davis 24, of Canton, GA passed away on May 4th, 2019. He is survived by his parents; Barry Davis of Brookhaven, GA; Amy Durham (Jeff) of Canton, GA. Grandpar ...
John Henry Lee, Jr.,, 76, Villa Rica
Mr. John Henry Lee, Jr., age 76, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. John was born in Opelika, AL on April 12, 1943 to the late John Henry Lee, Sr. and Montine ...
John R. Potter, Marietta
  John R. Potter of Marietta, GA passed away on May 4, 2019. A celebration of his life will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

Rabun

It is with great sadness that the family of William Earle Chase announces his sudden passing, on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Born in Washington, D.C., Bill grew up in Macon, Georgia ...
Bernice A. Owensby-Clowers, at the age of 98 years, of Cannon Wood Village in Tiger, GA, went to be with Jesus Saturday, May 4, 2019. Bernice was born on a farm in Elbert County ...

White

Elsie June Noble Brangham, 87, Cleveland
Elsie June Noble Brangham, age 87 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. June was born in Lawrence County, OH to the late Emery and Florence Griswold Noble on December ...
Hank Houston, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Hank Houston quietly departed this earth on May 4, 2019. Born June 1, 1948, he was the son of the late Charlie Houston and the late Martha Jean Wright.  He was preceded in dea ...
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...