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Local Obits for Sat. May 2nd, 2020


Helen Birdie Hamilton May, 80, Homer, formerly of the Batesville Community
Helen Birdie Hamilton May, age 80 of Homer, Georgia formerly of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 02, 2020. Born in Habersham County, ...


James J. “Jim” Alldred, 77, Dawsonville
James J. “Jim” Alldred, Jr., 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 2, 2020 at his residence. Born November 4, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James J. and ...


Glenda Faye Smith, 61, Buford
Glenda Faye Smith, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, William Frank Smith; mother, Lillie Mae Allen Ragsdale; s ...


Lillian Ann Taylor, 68, Demorest
Lillian Ann Taylor, age 68, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Ms. Taylor was born on June 11, 1951 to the late Griff and Mary Sue Merk Allison. In addit ...


Joseph D. Bellville, 78, Clermont
Joseph D. Bellville, 78, of Clermont, GA died Saturday, May 2, 2020 at home.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., at W. R. Strickland an ...
Gary Wilson Coley, Sr., 73, Braselton
Gary Wilson Coley, Sr age 73 of Braselton passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Winder. Mr. Coley was born July 12, 1946 in Gainesville to the ...
Danny Dennis Fraley, 82, Gainesville
Danny Dennis Fraley, 82 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on May 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Fraley was born April 12, 1938. He graduated from Chattanooga ...
Shirley Reed Grindle, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Reed Grindle age 90 of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Grindle was born December 19, 1929 in Cherokee County, ...
 Yolanda Pascual, age 93, passed away quietly in her sleep on May 2, 2020 after years of declining health.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Rafa ...


Mr. Ronald Hugo "Ronnie" Bafile, age 86 of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Born June 8, 1933 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to parents Hugo and Nina ...
Julie Gentry Sanford, Hattiesburg, Miss., formerly of Dahlonega
Ms. Julie Gentry Sanford, a long time resident of Lumpkin County, passed away on May 2, 2020 in Hattiesburg, MS.  Ms. Sanford was born August 2, 1944 in Seneca, SC. She mov ...


Sarah Cowart, 96, Atlanta
Mrs Sarah Cowart, age 96 passed away May 2, 2020 in Atlanta GA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hudson Cowart Sr. and parents Theresa Mae and Walter Ott ...


James L. (J.L.) Seabolt, 92, Cleveland
Mr. James L. (J.L.) Seabolt, age 92, native of Cleveland, Ga, passed away peacefully at his home in the early hours of May 2 with Maxine, his faithful and dedicated wife of 72 year ...
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...