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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Carl G. Rakestraw, 90, Cumming
Carl G. Rakestraw, age 90 of Cumming, GA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor D ...

Gwinnett

Faye Nina Gilreath, 88, Lawrenceville
Faye Nina Gilreath, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrenceville, GA on Wednesday August 21st, 2019. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Dadeville, Alabama.  ...
Betty Seiple McHugh, 94, Buford
Betty Seiple McHugh, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband of fifty-two years, Charles P. McHugh; daughter-in-law, Ann ...

Hall

Mr. Bobby Lee “Papa Smurf” Cantrell was born on January 13, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Lester Pruitt and the late Pauline Cantrell. On August 21, 2019, he ...
Margaret “Peggy” Saunders Wilson, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include her daughter, S ...

Jackson

Dan Kirkland Gunnels, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dan Kirkland Gunnels, age 74, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Mr. Gunnels was born ...
Jennie M. Jett, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Jennie M. Jett, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Jett was born in Commerce to the late J.C. and Elma Flemi ...

Other

Heyward Young, Athens
Heyward Young of Athens, (1941 - 2019), and husband of 53 years to Brenda Eberhart Young, passed away on August 21, 2019. Mr. Young retired from NCR, Inc. in 1999, obtained both ...
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...