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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Banks

Mildred LeBlanche Craven, 96, Gillsville
Mrs. Mildred LeBlanche Craven, age 96, of Gillsville, GA died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Craven was born in Carnesville to the late ...

Gwinnett

Elsie Harrison, 94, Buford
Elsie Harrison, age 94, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Janu ...

Hall

Jean Savage Chitwood, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Jean Savage Chitwood, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Perry Hospital following an extended illness.  Prior to her illness, she was a r ...
Joan Fuller Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Joan Fuller Jackson, 90 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 23, 2020. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home an ...
Sandra Swafford Roberts, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Sandra Swafford Roberts age 73 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness.   Funeral services are ...
Candi Tucker, 42, Gainesville
Candi Lynn Tucker 42, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Candi is preceded in death by her father Seth Castleberry, and her sisters; Ann Chumbler ...

Jackson

Freddy Antonio Alaniz, 61, Braselton
Freddy Antonio Alaniz, age 61, of Braselton passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, January 24, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  ...
Thomas Howard Jackson, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Howard Jackson, age 79 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, January 23, 2020.  Mr. Jackson was born in Ma ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Alfred Roland “Poss” Brooks, age 77 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  ...

Rabun

James Arthur Blyler, 90, Tiger formerly of Franklin, NC
James Arthur Blyler, age 90 of Tiger and formerly of Franklin, NC, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  No formal services are planned at this time.  An onlin ...

Stephens

Charles Thomas Lewis, 76, Toccoa
Charles Thomas Lewis, age 76 of Toccoa, passed away January 23, 2020, at his residence. Born in Newberry, SC on September 25, 1943, he was a son of the late Thomas and Willie Ma ...

White

Danny Ray Evans, 53, Cleveland
Danny Ray Evans 53 of Cleveland, Ga. passed away Thursday January 23, 2020.  Survivors include sons, Danny Ray Evans Jr. of Commerce, Chris Thomas of Dallas, Ga. daughters ...
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...