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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 26th, 2020


William O. Norris, 86, Baldwin
William O. Norris "Bill", age 86, of Baldwin, Georgia died on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. He leaves behind his wife, Judy, of Baldwin; daughter, Shelia; two grandchi ...


Edna Willis, 92, Dawsonville
Edna Willis, 92, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Thursday February 26, 2020 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 11, 1927 in Chattanooga, Tenne ...


David Douglas Thompson, 51, Cumming
David Douglas Thompson, who never met a stranger, was known to most as Doug. Doug was a true patriot who lived for flag and family always. He selflessly served his loving wife, his ...
Joseph Oriano, 77, Cumming
Joseph Oriano, age 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 3 to 5PM and Monday, March 2, 202 ...


Gwendoline Joyce “Gwen” Newlands, age 71 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mi ...
Marion Gonzalez Sweeney, 73, Lawrenceville
Marion Gonzalez Sweeney, age 73, of Lawrenceville Georgia, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020. She is survived by her four children - Shaun and spouse Julie of Canton, Mi ...
Rebecca Edith Harris, 64, Dacula
  Rebecca Edith Harris 64, of Dacula, Georgia passed away on February 26, 2020. Ne services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...


Michael W. Carroll, 79, Alto
Michael W. Carroll, age 79, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Mr. Carroll was born on January 25, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky to t ...
John Cameron Hobbs, 66, Cornelia
John Cameron Hobbs, 66, of Cornelia passed away Wednesday February 26, 2020 at New Horizon Limestone following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. ...


Montraz Mize, 53, Gainesville
Montraz Mize 53, of  Gainesville passed away on Wednesday February 26, 2020. Service will be held on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 2 pm at Wimberly Funeral Home chapel. Profession ...
Doug Fowler, 75, Hoschton
After a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease/Lewey Body Dementia, Doug Fowler left this earthly life while surrounded by his loved ones. A native and lifelong ...


James Dockery, 92, Dahlonega
Mr. James “Hub” Arnold Dockery, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Mr. Dockery was born in Murphy, N.C. on March 8, 1927 to the late Clau ...


On February 26, 2020, Martha “Jo” Toland Heslin, daughter of the late Keron and John Toland, and brother of the late Jack Toland, passed away peacefully at the age of 8 ...
Shirley Olive Kimball, 80, Chichester, New Hampshire
Ms. Shirley Olive Kimball age 80 of Chichester, New Hampshire passed away on Wednesday February 26, 2020 at Amber Glen Assisted Living following an extended illness. Memorial s ...


Sharon Gail Hendrix McDonald, 57, Eastanollee
Mrs. Sharon Gail Hendrix McDonald, age 57 of Highway 145 in Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the home.   A daughter of the late Thomas J. Hendri ...


Jeanette Alexander Nunnally, age 85 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Mrs. Nunnally was born July 26, 1934 in White County to the late Clyde and Ida Hend ...
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...