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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 14th, 2021

Dawson

Jason Lee Bolton, 55, Dawsonville
Jason Lee Bolton, age 55, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was a fun and loving person, who was always willing to help others out. He was an amazin ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Colen V. Davis, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theron and Parrie McDaniel Davis; sisters, Florene As ...
Norberto Santiago Garcia, 64, Sugar Hill
Norberto Santiago Garcia, 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. He is survived by children, Damaris I. Santiago, Hietza N. Brandon, Dahietz M. Santiago, ...
Mildred Suggs, 88, Buford
Mildred Suggs, 88, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, January 14, 2021. A private family service will be held. Hamilton Mill Chapel 770-945-6924 Share memories of Mildred at hamiltonmil ...

Habersham

Lillie Mae Williams Kidd, 88, Clarkesville
Lillie Mae Williams Kidd, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on May 2, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Fl ...
Kheukham Praseuth, 75, Cornelia
Kheukham Praseuth, age 75, of Cornelia passed away Thursday January 14, 2021. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Whitfield Funeral Hom ...
Clyde Watkins, 92, Demorest
Clyde Watkins, age 92,  of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Mr. Watkins was born on Saturday, March 17th, 1928 in Baldwin, Georgia to the l ...

Hall

Mary Joel (Jones) Barron, Flowery Branch
Mary Joel, affectionately known as Mimi, lived a happy life filled with providing strength, kindness, and beauty to others.  She grew up in Fayetteville Georgia and attende ...
John Edward Bowen, 73, Lula
Rev. John Edward Bowen, age 73, of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 after a courageous battle with COVID. John was born to the late Rev. Henry and Ji ...
Ellen B. Braden, 90, Gainesville
Ellen B. Braden, age 90, of Gainesville, Ga. died January 14, 2021    Services will be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 770-297-6200 989 R ...
Ellen B. Braden, 85, Gainesville
    Ms.Ellen B. Braden, age 85, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 at Horizons of Lanier Park. Family will recieve friends from 1:00 ...
Margaret Helen Bynum, 88, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Helen Bynum, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her family.   Graveside Services will be 11:0 ...
Kenneth Lee Deere, 88, Gainesville
Kenneth Lee Deere, age 88, of Gainesville, Ga. died January 14, 2021.   Services to be announced by Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 770-297-6200 989 Riverside D ...
Shirley Adams Doss, 77, Gainesville
Shirley Adams Doss, 77 a lifelong resident of Gainesville was welcomed into Heaven on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  Shirley was born in New Holland to James D Adams and Gertrud ...
Joe E Dyer, 88, Gainesville
Joe E Dyer, age 88, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.    Joe was born May 25, 1932 to the late ...
James Stanley Fuller, 69, Murrayville
Mr. James Stanley Fuller, age 69, of Murrayville passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his home on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  He was born in Hall County on May 21, 1 ...
Joan Henson Jones, 76, Gainesville
Joan Henson Jones age 76 of Gainesville entered heaven Thursday January 14, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Joan was born February 1, 1944 in Gainesvi ...
Cozetta A. Myers, 84, Gainesville
Cozetta A. Myers, 84, of Gainesville, died Thursday January 14, 2021.  Cozetta was born in Lula on August 18, 1936 to the late Homer and Frankie Savage.  Cozetta was marr ...
Vera Bell Reynolds, 84, Gainesville
  Mrs. Vera Bell Reynolds, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.     Gravesid ...

Jackson

Janice McCollum Garrison, 72, Commerce
  Mrs. Janice McCollum Garrison, age 72, of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Garrison was born ...

Lumpkin

With the passing of Betty Jean Whitmire Whelchel, Dahlonega has lost one of it’s most beloved longtime residents. Betty was born in Dawson County on July 31, 1931 and passed ...

Other

Elizabeth Hare Benfield, 79, Rutledge
Mrs. Elizabeth Hare Benfield, age 79 of Rutledge, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. A daughter of the late Harri ...
Jeanne D. Lowery, 79, Macon
Jeanne D. Lowery, 79, of Macon, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2021. Jeanne was born in Alto, Georgia on February 26, 1941 to the late Pledger and Floy ...

White

  Charles Wakley Bowman, Sr., age 72, Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Mr. Bowman was born on November 26, 1948, in Hogansville, Georgia, to the lat ...
G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90
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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, the writer behind the popular characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died
Vernon Jordan, activist, former Clinton adviser, has died
According to a statement from his daughter, Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, has died
Mincey Marble founder, marble innovator dies at 86
​Kenneth Mincey, who founded Gainesville-based Mincey Marble cast marble company, passed away at the age of 86 Friday.
Jo Ann Adams, Gainesville's first female pharmacist, dies at 93
When Jo Ann Trapnell Adams graduated from the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, she was just 20 years old.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
The longtime NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has died
Mary Wilson, longest-reigning original Supreme, dies at 76
Mary Wilson, the longest-reigning original Supreme, has died at 76 years old
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. dies at 67
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks Jr. has died after battling prostate and other cancers