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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 30th, 2020


James H. Thomas, 56, Buford
James H. Thomas, age 56 of Buford, GA, died suddenly Thursday, April 30, 2020.  A family visitation will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. In lieu of  flowers the ...


Betty Ann Stamey Arrowood, age 62 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 2, 1958 to the late Clyde and Ruby Holbrooks Stamey ...


George Sheldon Drake, 78, Gainesville
Mr. George Sheldon Drake, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Mr. Drake was ...
Dorcas Gaines Taylor, 94, Gainesville
Dorcas Gaines Taylor, 94 of Gainesville passed away Thursday April 30, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, she was born and raised ...
Charles R. Morrow, Gainesville
Mr. Charles R. Morrow was the sixth child of thirteen children born to the late John W. and Gladys (Vincent) Morrow.  He was a native of Gainesville, GA and graduated as valed ...
Mr. Steven (Steve) Roberts, 63, of Lula passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Memorial Park Ceme ...
Mr. Steven (Steve) Roberts, 63, of Lula passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Memorial Park Ceme ...
Bettye Ann Wheeler, 82, Lula
Bettye Ann Wilkins Wheeler was born on April 3, 1938 in Gainesville, Georgia, as the third of seven to the late James Paul and to the late Ruby Emma Moon Wilkins. Our Heavenly Fath ...


Deborah Ruth Pace Brooks, 69, Jefferson
Deborah Ruth Pace Brooks, age 69, of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.    Born on Nov. 23, 1950 in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of ...


Barbara Ann Williams, 72, Carnesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann Bennett Williams, age 72, of Hunters Creek Road in Carnesville, Ga. passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Cl ...


Drusilla Lee Shelton, 73, Cleveland
Drusilla Lee Shelton, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Mrs. Shelton was born on March 24, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, to the late George and Betty Franch ...
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...