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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 9th, 2021

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Brenda Smith, 74, Winder
Brenda Smith age 74 of Winder, GA passed away on January 9, 2021.  Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home

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Melvin Claude Cain, 80, Dawsonville
Mr. Melvin Claude Cain, age 80, of Dawsonville, formerly of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.  He was born on April 6, 1940 in Lumpkin County to the late J.C. a ...

Forsyth

In the early afternoon of January 8, 2021 Donald Boyd Jr. passed away as a result of complications related to COVID 19. Don, known as Donny to his Massachusetts relatives, was b ...
Aurora Wynter Wilkins was born in Cumming, Georgia, October 9, 2020 to parents Alexis Senecal and Josaiah Wilkins. An angel full of light, Aurora made her presence known with ...

Gwinnett

Willie Faye Richey Smith, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-eight years, Jack K. Smith; dau ...

Habersham

Courtney Anne Cash, 42, Demorest
Courtney Anne Cash, age 42 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 09, 2021 after a courageous battle with health issues. Born in Gainesvill ...
Jimmy Dover, 94, Mt. Airy
Jimmy Dover, age 94, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 following several years of declining health. Mr. Dover was born on November 21, 1926 in Habe ...
Lonia Mae Pilgrim Gunter, 93, Demorest
Lonia Mae Pilgrim Gunter, age 93, of Demorest, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  Born on April 2, 1927, in White Coun ...
Robert William "Bob" Rice, Jr., age 72 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 09, 2021. Military graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, ...
Emilio Hernandez Rodriguez, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021.                   Born in M ...

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Joyce Cundiff Parrott, 93, Gainesville
Joyce Cundiff Parrott, age 93, of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Nile Reddish and Tellie Mae Cundiff, was born December 26, 1927, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She died at ...
Jania L. Waugh, 87, Oakwood
  Mrs. Jania L. Waugh, age 87, of Oakwood, Georgia was called home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2021.  She passed away peaceably at Northeast Georgia Medical Ce ...
Alma Dale Haygood, 76, Gainesville
Ms. Alma Dale Haygood, 76, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in th ...
Charles Edison Ivey, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Edison Ivey, 84, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, ...
Barbie Ann Jarrett, 48, Hoschton
Barbie Ann Jarrett, 48 of Hoschton went to be with the Lord on Saturday January 9, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Braselton Campus, Barbie was born in Atlanta on June ...
Loice Lorene Kendall, 85, Clermont
Loice Lorene Kendall, age 85, of Clermont passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Loice was born in Dahlonega, Georgia on March 20, 1935 in the Nimblewill Community ...
Michael W. Lake, 63, Flowery Branch
Michael W. Lake, age 63, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, William M. Lake. He is survived by his wife of forty-t ...

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Richard Thomas (Tom) Lott, 75, Braselton
Richard Thomas (Tom) Lott, age 75, of Braselton passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Laws ...

Lumpkin

Bert M. Hale, 71, Dahlonega
  Mr. Bert M. Hale, age 71, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was born on May 5, 1949 to the late David Hale and the late Betty Ann Vaughn.  He ...
Fannie Lou Head, 88, Dahlonega
Fannie Lou Head, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. She was born and raised at Skitts Mountain, and was a hard worker who enjoyed the outdoors. She ...
Mildred Velmita Ingram, 82, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mildred Velmita Ingram, age 82 of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. Complete arrangements will be announced later and are in the care of Anderson-Underwood F ...
Judy Dianne Sheffield Leonard, 72, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on January 9, 2021 after a brief illness.  Judy, known as &ld ...

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Mary George Barber Poss, 92, Clayton formerly of Athens
  Mary George Barber Poss, 92, of Clayton, GA and formerly of Athens passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She will always be loved and remembered as a true ...

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Goss Jr. Holcomb, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Goss Jr. Holcomb, age 76 of Collins Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his residence. A son of the late Jimmy and Della Craig Holcomb, he was born July 9, ...
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...