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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 20th, 2020


Sharon Leigh Hester, 69, Dawsonville
  Sharon Leigh Hester 69, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm. ...


Gregory William Tomko, 40, Cumming
Mr. Gregory William Tomko, 40, of Cumming passed away suddenly Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Services are planned for a later time. Born on June 4, 1980 in Dayton, OH, he was th ...


Samuel Lavon Bullock, 71, Suwanee
We are saddened to announce the passing of Samuel Lavon Bullock on October 20, 2020 at Emory John’s Creek Hospital, in the Metro Atlanta area. He was born on February 11, 194 ...
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, 67, Loganville
Jeanne Thompson Heermance, age 67, of Loganville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, John W. Thompson and Mary Ellen Savage Thom ...
Michael Allen Lovett, 68, Dacula
  Michael Allen Lovett, age 68, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Kim Miller Lovett, Dacula; son, Christopher Allen Lovett ...


Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, 90, Clarkesville
Doris Vernell Stockton Mize, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020.   Born in Stephens County on June 9, 1930, Vernell was the daughter of the la ...
Keithy Laroyce Rucker, 44, Westminster, SC formerly of Cornelia
Keithy Laroyce Rucker, age 44 of Westminster, South Carolina and formerly of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on July 2, 1976, ...


William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. May 11, 1941- October 20, 2020 Gainesville has lost an icon.  William Theophilus (Billy) Ellison, Jr. passed away Tuesday, Octobe ...
Mark Lanier Pirkle, Gainesville
Funny, kind and loyal, Mark Lanier Pirkle is being remembered as a husband without compare, a supportive father who always had time to snuggle and a giving friend with a wicked sen ...
Michael D Whitfield, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Michael D. Whitfield, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...


George Ross Kelly, Jr, 74, Statesboro
George Ross Kelly, Jr formerly of Statesboro, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at the age of 74. The eldest son of George and Emma Kelly, and one of ten Kelly child ...
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...