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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 20th, 2020


Nina L. Layne, 78, Cumming
  Nina L. Layne 78, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Loyd Lane. Nina is survived by her children; ...


Mark Gregory Cordell, 73, Cumming
Mark Gregory Cordell age 73, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.  Mark is a long-time local business owner and proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. ...


Maria Goss Becker, 63, Clarkesville
Maria Goss Becker, age 63 of Clarkesville, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 20, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Stephens ...


Billy "Pop" Houston Hope, 81, Gainesville
Billy "Pop" Houston Hope, age 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at H ...
Cristela Munoz, Gainesville
Donald Reed Neilan, 67, Gainesville
Donald Reed Neilan, 67, of Gainesville, GA passed away on December 20, 2020. Don was born on June 7, 1953 in New London, CT to Donald Chapman Neilan and Mary Louise Reed Neilan. ...
Roger David Dyer, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Roger David Dyer, 67, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at The Oaks following an extended illness. A celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m. ...
Lamar Elder, Gainesville
Mr. Lamar Elder passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in the Chap ...
Gene Hewell, 71, Gainesville
Gene Hewell age 71 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday December 20, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday December 23 at the Little ...


Tommy Ray Phillips, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Tommy Ray Phillips, age 54 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 20, 2020.  Mr. Phillips was born in Winde ...


George Brown, 80, Dahlonega
George Brown, age 80, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1940 in Hiawassee to the late Sylvester Brown and the late Sallie Flanagan. He ...
George Henry Brown, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. George Henry Brown, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements and full obituary to follow. To share a memory or condolence ...


James “Boone” Daniel English, age 64, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on December 20, 2020. Boone was born the son of the late Wallace Rafter English and the late C ...


Horace Aldon Shedd, 69, Toccoa
Mr. Horace Aldon Shedd age 69 of Toccoa passed away December 20, 2020 at his residence. A son of the late Wenfred Conner and Willie Mae Lacy Shedd, he was born October 21, 1951 ...


Billie Jane (B.J.) Addington Ash, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away on December 20, 2020. B.J. was born on August 1, 1934 to the late Lillie and Addison Addington.  She was ...
Annitta Kay Gilleland, 58, Cleveland
Annitta Kay Gilleland age 58, of Cleveland passed away Saturday December 19, 2020. Mrs. Gilleland was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Winifred Carder and Freddie Su ...
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...