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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 16th, 2020


Richard Russell Brown, age 80, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Russell was a 65-year member of Cross Plains Baptist Church and lived in Forsyth County his whole life. He i ...
Geraldine McIntyre Yarbrough, age 71, ran through the pearly white gates of heaven into the loving arms of Jesus on April 16, 2020. She isn’t struggling to breath; she’ ...


Joyce Bellamy, 82, Baldwin
Joyce Bellamy, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Mrs. Bellamy was born on July 26, 1937 in Jackson County, Georgia to the la ...
Travis Horace Smith, Jr., 74, Turnerville
Travis Horace Smith, Jr., age 74, of Turnerville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Born on January 11, 1946, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Travis Horace Smith, J ...


Lois Louellen Hanson Phillips, 91, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lois Louellen Hanson Phillips age 91 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday April 16, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sche ...
Marion Rebecca Evans Sullens, 89, Murrayville
Marion Rebecca Evans Sullens, 89 of Murrayville passed away Thursday April 16, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Sullens was ...
Hubert Austin Crow Jr, 81, Oakwood
Mr. Hubert Austin Crow, Jr., 81 of Oakwood went home to be with Jesus surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Crow ...
Robert Gilman Folsom, Jr, 89, Gainesville
  Robert Gilman Folsom, Jr., age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Folsom was born August 12, 1930 in Jacksonville, Florid ...
Luther Roberts, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Luther Roberts, Jr., age 75, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Born on March 21, 1945, in Centre, Alabama, he was a son of the Luther Roberts, Sr. and Ire ...


Jon Wilton Kilgore passed away on April 14, 2020.  We are honoring Jon’s request for cremation. Sometime in the near future, when conditions allow, Jon’s frie ...


Karri Anne Alonso, 26, Toccoa
Karri Anne Alonso, 26, left this world unexpectedly on April 16, 2020, after a brief illness. She was a beloved, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend.& ...
Ms. Betty Jean Brady Smith, age 87, of Toccoa passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Wilkinson Center in Toccoa. A daughter of the late Broadus and Beulah Burrell Brady, sh ...


Homer Lee Dyer, 57, Helen
Homer Lee Dyer, age 57, of Helen, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Mr. Dyer was born on June 16, 1962.  He worked as a mechanic for Milton Martin Honda and was a tr ...
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...