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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 24th, 2020


Linda Orr Evans, 68, Dawsonville
Linda Orr Evans, 68, of Dawsonville, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, April 24, 2020 at NEGA Medical Center, Dahlonega, GA.  She was born to the late Kelsey and Eva Orr.&nbs ...


Shawn Patrick Biven, 55, Cumming
Shawn Patrick Biven 55, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Services will be held on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.c ...


Alfred N. English, 64, Buford
Alfred N. English, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Elaine Millsap English, Buford, GA; Children, Jackie Os ...
Paula Kaye Butler, 71, Suwanee
Paula Kaye Butler 71, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Paula was a member of First Redeemer Church, a 30year member of ALTA and loved to work in her fl ...


Gloria Elizabeth Rainey Brown, age 74, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted ...
Clarence Dover, 99, Demorest
Clarence Dover, age 99 of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in the Hollywood Community on April 4, 1921, Mr. Dover was the son of the late Maxwell and Lizzie Do ...
Mildred Anderson Ellison, 92, Clarkesville
Mildred Anderson Ellison, age 92, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020. Mrs. Ellison was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 23, 1927, to the late Hen ...
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, 94, Clarkesville
Mary Jewell Blaylock Kelly, age 94 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Born in LaFayette, Georgia, on April 17, 1926, Mrs. Kelly was the daughter of the late Pa ...


Peggy Abell, age 75, passed away on April 24, 2020 following a brief illness. A native of Louisville, KY she was the daughter of the late Thelma Burke. Peggy attended Holy Rosary H ...
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, Oakwood
Eula Mae Hanes Adams, 93, of Oakwood, passed into the everlasting arms of her Lord Jesus on April 24, 2020, following an extended illness. Her family will have a private, graveside ...
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41, Gainesville
Lisa Dover Forbus, 41 of Gainesville passed away April 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday May 1, 2020 at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Oakwood. Th ...


Maurice Jane Ford, 97, Jefferson
Mrs. Maurice Jane Ford was born in Gilliam, LA. in 1923.  Mrs. Ford was preceded in death by her parents Jonnie Grace Lane Garner, and Alonzo Payne Garner of Atlanta, Ga..&nbs ...


Rhonda Kay Miller, 42, Dahlonega
Ms. Rhonda Kay Miller, age 42, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. Rhonda was born in Hall County on December 4, 1977. She was preceded in death by her father Ronni ...


James Newton Martin, Jr., 91, Fairhope, Ala., formerly of Gainesville
On Friday, April 24, 2020 James Newton Martin, Jr. of Fairhope, Ala. passed away at age 91 after an 8-year battle with dementia. He will be remembered by those who loved him as a g ...


Sheila Rae Owenby, 58, Cleveland
Shelia Rae Owenby, 58, of Cleveland passed away April 24, 2020. She was born on August 10, 1961 in Murphy, North Carolina to Bobby Ray Trout and Barbara Jean Watkins.  Shel ...
Joel Chester Rodgers, Sr., 81, Cleveland
On Friday, April 24th, 2020 Joel Chester Rogers, Sr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 81.  Joel was born on January 5th, 1939 in Cleveland, ...
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...