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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 23rd, 2020

Forsyth

Johnny “Big John” William Walls, age 66, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Johnny was born in 1954, to the late Howard and Gwen Walls. He lov ...

Gwinnett

Wesley Cummings , Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Wesley Cummings, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Kathleen Frady Allgood Cummings, Suga ...
Mitzi O'Hara, 58, Stone Mountain
Mitzi O’Hara 58 of Stone Mountain passed away Wednesday December 23.  Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home. 

Habersham

Byron Ray Adamson, 75, Alto
Byron Ray Adamson, 75, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mr. Adamson was born April 15, 1945 in Banks County, Georgia to the late W ...
Clarence "Oogie" Wiley Gunn, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gunn was born ...
Marsha Hicks James, 75, Springfield, formerly Clarkesville
Marsha Hicks James, age 75, of Springfield, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday December 23, 2020. Mrs. James was born on September 21, 1945 in At ...

Hall

Larry Martin Chester, 66, Gainesville
Larry Martin Chester 66 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 23rd. Larry Martin Chester was born June 6, 1953 to the late Viola Martin and Jimmie L. Chester Jefferson, Ga ...
Bishop L. Wayne Hicks, 74, Gainesville
  Bishop L. Wayne Hicks, 74 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, ...
Christopher Shane Parr, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Christopher Shane Parr, 54, of Gainesville passed away December 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial Pa ...

Jackson

Mark Andrew Shirley, 64, Commerce
Mr. Mark Andrew Shirley, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Shirley was born in Commerce to Genevieve Aspinwall Shirley of Comm ...

Lumpkin

Ostena Grizzle, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ostena Mary Grizzle, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mrs. Grizzle was a native and lifelong resident o ...

Other

Mrs. Rosa Elizabeth Elliott Carlyle, 84, of Bowersville, passed away December 23, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. ...

White

Roy Belville, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Roy Belville, age 71, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mr. Belville was born to the late Leroy and Charlotte Easley Bumgardner Belville.  In addi ...
Belma Jones Shadburn, 81, Cleveland
Belma Jones Shadburn, age 81, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of ...
Juanita Watkins Southerland, age 91, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Habersham Medical Center following a battle with COVID-19. Mrs. Souther ...
Jessie Sparks, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Jessie Sparks, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020.  Mrs. Sparks was born in Cleveland to the late Willis Lewis and Letcher Satterfield Autr ...
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...