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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 8th, 2021


Nelida Ruiz Vargas, 74, Winder
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Nelida Ruiz Vargas, age 74 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, March 8, 2021.  Mrs. Vargas was born in ...


Horace “Lamar” Mullinax, age 78, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after a brief Illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clay &a ...


William “Bill” Green, age 92, of Suwanee, GA  passed away March 8, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Kennedy Green, son David Green, parents, ...
With deepest sorrow, we announce that our most beloved father, son, brother, family member, and friend, Shamiek “Mieke” Johnson (26) has transitioned on February 26, 20 ...


Sandi Sue Stewart Gibson, 89, Cornelia
Sandi Sue Stewart Gibson, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021.  Born in Toccoa, Georgia on August 26, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Al Stewart ...
Peggy Joyce Wooten Lovell, 88, Clarkesville
Peggy Joyce Wooten Lovell, age 88 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 8, 2021. Born in Habersham County on March 5, 1933, Mrs. Lovell was the daughte ...


Joseph Leonard Collins, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Leonard Collins, age 66, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 8, 2021.  Leonard was born in Hall County on February 24, 1955. He was preceded in death by his ...
Kathleen Hope Purtill, 70, Flowery Branch
Kathleen Hope Purtill age 70 of Flowery Branch entered rest on Monday March 8, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton. Mrs. Purtill was born on January 29, 1951 ...
Clara Crow Shumake, 84, Gainesville
Clara Crow Crumley Shumake was a devoted mother and mother-in-love and phenomenal grandmother/great-grandmother.  She loved her family and friends and “held on to dear l ...
Olivia Minor Whelchel, Gainesville
Olivia Minor Whelchel of Gainesville, Georgia graduated to Heaven on March 8, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Lois Minor, husband, Claude Ben Whelche ...


Mr. Hailey Alford Fleming, Sr., age 94, of Commerce passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mr. Fleming was born in Hartwell to the late, John and Nor ...


James (“Jim”) Edgar Carr, 75, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2021 after fighting lung cancer for six years.  Jim was born on N ...


Robert Lee Garmon, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Lee Garmon, age 76 of Bobby Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Amos and Neva Brooks Garmon, ...


Carolyn Dove Thomas, 75, Cleveland
Mrs. Carolyn Dove Thomas, age 75, of Cleveland, Ga passed away on March 08, 2021 following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a ...
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...