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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 3rd, 2020


Lucille Wood Anderson, 89, Demorest
Lucille Wood Anderson, age 89 of Demorest, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Habersham County, Mrs. Anderson was born in the Batesville ...
Susan “Susie” Stapleton Underwood, age 61, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Born on January 30, 1959, in Cornelia, she was the daughter of the late ...


Tammy Carpenter, 47, Buford
Tammy Carpenter, 47, of Buford passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Born on October 1, 1972 in LaFayette, GA she was the daughter of the late Otis Carpenter and Betty Segars Sims. ...
Thelma P. Laney, 89, Gainesville
Thelma P. Laney, aged 89, passed away Friday, April 3rd at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Thelma was born March 15, 1931 in Statham, GA and was the last remaining child of th ...
William Rucker, 67, Gainesville
­­Mr. William Rucker was born on April 3, 1953 to the late George Rucker, Sr. and Priscilla Rucker. William was called to be with the Lord on April 3, 2020. He was preceded ...
Anita Crane Sherby, 72, Gainesville
Anita Jane Crane Sherby, 72, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly due to pancreatic cancer on Friday, April 3. Anita was the oldest of four children born to her loving parent ...
Ellen R. Whetstone, 87, Gainesville
Ellen R. Whetstone, 87 of Gainesville passed away Thursday April 2, 2020. No services will be held at this time and per the families request the remains will be cremated. Tho ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ann Wright Deadwyler, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, April 3, 2020.  Mrs. Deadwyler was bor ...
Eleanor Marie Tornambe, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Marie Tornambe, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020. Mrs. Tornambe was born in St. Catherines, Ont ...


Herbert Murray Abee, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Herbert Murray Abee, age 76, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. Mr. Abee was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.&nb ...
Robert Louis Garrett, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Louis Garrett, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Mr. Garrett is a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on January 2 ...
Mr. Christopher “Chris” Michael Skillern , age 47, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Chris was born in DeKalb County on December 9, 1972.  His mot ...


Edward Lee Purcell, 82, Toccoa
Edward Lee Purcell age 82 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday April 3, 2020 at his home. Mr. Purcell was born on October 3, 1937 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late Ernest ...


Geneva Lee Stringer Taylor,age 82,of Cleveland, GA passed away April 2, 2020 at the residence of James and Hilda Tallant of Cleveland where she had been residing since George F. Ta ...
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...