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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020


Coy Webb O’Shields, Jr., age 64, of Winder, GA passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara O’Shields. He is survived by his ...


Andres Figueroa, 87, Lawrenceville
Andres Figueroa, 87, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, December 3, 2020. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. H ...
Lavon Hair, 82, Lawrenceville
Lavon Hair, age 82, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-three years, Marie Ramey Hair; sister, Jesse Maxim ...


Mrs. Sarah Ellen Chapman age 69 of Lula, Ga passed away on Thursday December 03, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Su ...
Salvador D. Bernal, 42, Gainesville
Mr. Salvador D. Bernal age 42 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday December 03, 2020 at Emory Hospital in Decatur, Ga.           Memorial ser ...
Teresa Lott, 69, Gainesville
Teresa Lott age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Ms. Teresa Maria Lott was born October 2, 1951 to the late Robert and Frankie Heard. She entered pea ...
Robert D. Tracy, 80, Gainesville
Robert D. Tracy, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020. Robert was born October 12, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. The son of the late Donald Gerry ...


Margaret Lillian Fincher, 74, Commerce
Margaret Lillian Fincher, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at her residence.   Born on March 4, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. Fincher wa ...
Juana Mendoza Leon, 94, Commerce
Juana Mendoza Leon, age 94 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.   Born on June 24, 1926 in San Antonio, De Los Libres, Guerreo, Mexico, Mrs. Leon was t ...
James David Sanders, 56, Commerce
Mr. James David Sanders, age 56, of Commerce passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Emory University.  Mr. Sanders was born in Nicholson to Frances Sellers Phillips of C ...


Mr. William “Will” Carlos Brown, 26, passed away December 3rd 2020.  William was born on May 1st 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Lanier Technical College ...


William D Backus, N/A, Decatur
Mr. William D. Backus, (Mr. Bill) passed away December 3, 2020 at his home in Decatur surrounded by his family. He was a native of Norfolk, VA where he began his career in the e ...
Carolyn Ruth (Ruthie) McMullen Nardi went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, her dearly departed husband, Joseph (Joe) Frank Nardi, her parents, LeRoy and Jean McMullen, her niece, ...


Clyde M. Rholetter, 85, Toccoa
Mr. Clyde M. Rholetter, age 85 of Prather Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at his residence.   A son of the late Alonzo S. Rholetter and Lyda T ...


Martha Viola Morrison, 74, Cleveland
Martha Viola Morrison, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Ms. Morrison was born on June 19, 1946, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late J.T. and Lenor ...
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...