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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 25th, 2021

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Merle L. Myers, 92, Braselton
With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Merle L. Myers, age 92 who passed away on January 25, at the Oaks at Braselton, a caring senior community.  She was born in Schenec ...
Shannon Lance Maddox, 45, Winder
Shannon Lance Maddox, age 45, of Winder passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Lawson Funeral H ...

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Shelvia Jean Oliver, 81, Cumming
Shelvia Jean Oliver, age 81, of Cumming, GA passed away January 25, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Cumming, GA and a member of Crystal Springs Church of God in Canton, GA. Sh ...
Bruce Robert Stromwall, 60, Cumming
It is with both great sorrow and hope that the family of Bruce Robert Stromwall announce his passing on January 25th, 2021, at the age of 60. Bruce's exuberance and joy will be ...

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Thomas "Tommy" Dodgen, 76, Clarkesville
Thomas "Tommy" Dodgen, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 25, 2021. Mr. Dodgen was born on February 10, 1944 in Baltimor ...

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Betty Jo Howell, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jo Howell age 80 of Gainesville, Ga went to be with her Lord and Savior,  Jesus sent her husband to take her home,  on Monday January 25, 2021 at her residence ...
James Michael Jones, 38, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Michael Jones, age 38, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Mem ...
Acie Louise Chapman, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Acie Louise Chapman, 100, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January ...
Mr. Jack Thomas “Tom” Jones, age 71, of Braselton passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Funeral Mass will be 2: ...
Adrian Americo Justiniano, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adrian Americo Justiniano, age 86, of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Graveside service will be at 1:30 ...
Faye Elizabeth Stargel, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Faye Elizabeth Stargel, 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a n extended illness. Funeral services will be ...
James William Steele, 60, Gainesville
Mr. James William Steele, age 60, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later and are in the care of Anderson-Unde ...
James Russell Vandiver, 67, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. James Russell Vandiver, age 67 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 25, 2021.  Mr. Vandiver ...
Yena Yena, Abega,, 39, Clarkston, Ga. formerly of Tanzania, Africa
Yena, Abega, 39, of Clarkston, GA, formerly of Tanzania, Africa, died January 25, 2021. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.

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Keith Hosch, 71, Commerce formerly of Buford
  Keith Hosch, age 71, of Commerce, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Corinne Braswell H ...
Jessie Louise Pruitt, 76, Commerce
Jessie Louise Pruitt, age 76 of Commerce, GA passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.   Born on Nov. 3, 1944 in Carnesville, GA, Mrs. Pruitt was the daughter of the late Je ...
Charles Franklin Elrod, 80, Commerce
Charles Franklin Elrod, age 80, of Commerce, GA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.   Born on Aug. 28, 1940, in Franklin County, GA, Mr. Elrod was the son of the late ...

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Fannie Mae "Fran" Butler, 85, Dahlonega
Fannie Mae “Fran” Butler, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, January 25, 2021. She was born in Dahlonega, but spent most of her adult life in Illinois. She ...
Elizabeth Ann Childers Sullens age 84 of Hall County passed away on January 25, 2021 with her beloved family by her side. She was a native of Hall County and a member of Yellow Cre ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died