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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 17th, 2020


Sandy Ballard, Dawsonville
Sandy Ballard of Dawsonville, GA has passed. Much like the beach that she loved so much, she brought sunshine wherever she went. Whether it was to the students, faculty, and staff ...


Helen Marie Gilstrap Buice, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Helen was born May 12, 1926, to Bright William and Annie Mae Jones Gilstrap.  She attended No ...
Mary Young Banister, 81, Cumming
Mary Young Banister, 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Tuesday November 17th, 2020. Mary was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in ...
Lola Ann Cook, 77, Cumming
Lola Ann Cook, 77, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, the Honorable Judge William Robert Robertson and Laura Ann ...
Joan Wojtczak, 90, Cumming
Joan Wojtczak, loved wife of Joe Wojtczak for 59 years, died on November 17, 2020. She was cherished as a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known ...


Frank "Lewis" Harper, 82, Demorest
Frank "Lewis" Harper, age 82, of Demorest, Georgia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Mr. Harper was born on September 28, 1938 in Habersham Mills, Ge ...
Mary Williams, 63, Alto
Mary Williams, age 63 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  Born in Kokomo, Indiana on September 18, 1957, she was a daughter of the late J.L. Welborn and Pe ...
Margaret Merle Holt Grizzle, 73, Clarkesville
Margaret Merle Holt Grizzle, age 73 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Born on July 10, 1947 in Clayton, Georgia, Merle was the daughter of the late Paul H ...


Madoline (Carter) Martin, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Madoline (Carter) Martin, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Mrs. Martin was born January 12, 1945 in McMinnville, Tennessee. She is t ...
Brenda Lenora Quintanilla, 62, Gainesville
  Brenda Lenora Quintanilla age 62 of Gainesville passed away November 17, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Brenda was born August 9, 1958 in A ...
Jarian Jajuan Watson, 30, Gainesville
Jarian Jajuan Watson was born March 17, 1990 in Gainesville, GA to the late Spencer “Tracy” Watson and Christine Rucker. He was called home to be with the Lord on Novem ...


Ora Belle Denton Hopper Lewallen, age 92 of Gillsville, GA passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at her residence. Born on March 28, 1928 in Homer, GA, Mrs. Lewallen was the d ...
Robert Dean Wilkes, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Dean Wilkes, who passed away peacefully in his home on the evening of Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was a lifelong r ...
Judy Frick Shaver, 75, Nicholson
Judy Frick Shaver, age 75 of Nicholson, GA passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at her residence.   Born on Nov. 13, 1945 in Charlotte, NC, Mrs. Shaver was the daughter ...


Mr. Seaborn “Larry” Hulsey, age 86, of Suches, Georgia passed away on November 17, 2020. He was born on October 29, 1934 in Forsyth County Georgia to the late Seaborn H ...
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...