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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 24th, 2021


Erskine Ellis Parks, Jr., 96, Demorest
Erskine Ellis Parks, Jr., age 96, of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  Born on July 12, 1925, in Ocala, Florida, he was the son of the late Erskine El ...
John B. “J.B.” Stephens, age 90, of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  Born on September 27, 1931, in Bogart, he was a son of the late Gaynell ...


Edna Arrowood, 74, Clermont
Edna Arrowood age 74, of Clermont entered heaven Wednesday November 24, 2021 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home with her sister by her side. Edna was born in Jefferson, GA on May 18 ...
Martha Burtz, 98, Gainesville
Martha Burtz, age 98, of Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully at her home on November, 24th.  Martha would have turned 99 in March. Martha Burtz was born on March 14, 19 ...
Jon Loren Schwab, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Jon Loren Schwab, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Brightway Hospice, Emory Hospital in Atlanta with his wife by his side, following ...
Mr. Grady Jasper Staton, age 74, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are ...


Clara Parks Hemphill, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Clara Parks Hemphill, age 84 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 24, 2021.  Mrs. Hemphi ...
Arthur Wayne Sorrows, 82, Commerce
Mr. Arthur Wayne Sorrows, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville.  Mr. Sorrows was born in Atlanta, ...


Robert "Bobby" Kyle, 86, Cleveland
Robert "Bobby" Kyle age 86, of Cleveland, formerly of Tampa Florida, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.  ...
Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer to play Masters, dies at age 87
Golf pioneer Lee Elder has died at the age of 87
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century, has died
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died