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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 4th, 2019

Banks

Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, Maysville
Roy Thestie McCollum, 66, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a six-month battle with Pick’s disease. ...

Gwinnett

Marie Josette Oge Alcime, 84, Tomkins Cove, New York
Marie Josette Oge Alcime, age 84, of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She is survived by her children,  Philip Calder, Buford, GA, Nancy Jean,  Po ...
Lawrence “Larry” C. Rakestraw, age 77, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Essie Mae Rakestraw ...

Habersham

Lewis B. Trotter, 89, Demorest
Lewis B. Trotter, age 89 of Demorest, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on May 17, 1930 to the late Chester Terrell and Bl ...

Hall

Mary M. Bryson, 84, Gainesville
Mary Bryson, 84, of Gainesville, GA, died August 3, 2019.  Survivors include sisters, Evelyn (Rev. Robert) Jackson and Gennive (Albert) James, both of Dayton, OH, grandchil ...
Aaron Joseph Cooper, 65, Gainesville
Aaron Joseph Cooper age 65 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on August 4, 2019.  Graveside service will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Professional Services Entruste ...
Donnie Mack Godfrey, 72, Gainesville
Donnie Mack Godfrey, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to his heavenly home on August 4, 2019. He passed away at his residence with his family by his side. Donnie was born i ...
Connie Grindle, 57, Gainesville
Connie Grindle, 57, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in the Chapel o ...
Norberto Hincapie, 60, Gainesville
Norberto Hincapie 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 4, 2019. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arr ...
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, 58, Flowery Branch
Randall Dean Lingerfelt, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Lingerfelt. Mr. Lingerfelt is survived ...

Lumpkin

Aligene Abercrombie Costello passed away August 4, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.  She was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on January 19, 1930 to T.E. Abercrombie and Ruby Martin. Aligene ...

Stephens

Edmund Smith, 93, Toccoa
Mr. Edmund Smith, age 93 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Marcus D. and Emma Taylor Smith, he ...
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...