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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 25th, 2021


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died