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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 20th, 2021


William Swayne Jordan, age 72 of Homer, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his residence.   Born on Jan. 27, 1949 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Jordan was the son of Ma ...


William “Bill” Simmons, age 97, of Hoschton, GA, formerly of Concord, NC, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-six ye ...
Lonnie Lee Harrison, 75, Buford
Lonnie Lee Harrison, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away April 20, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Peggy Green Harrison, parents, John W. Harrison and E ...


Ernest W. Couch, 90, Lula
Mr. Ernest W. Couch, 90, of Lula, GA passed away on April 3, 2021. Mr. Couch was born July 21, 1930 in Hall County, GA to the late Esbon K. and Josephine Grindle Couch. In ad ...


Lois Smith Looney, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lois Smith Looney, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Mrs. Looney was born in the Apple Valley Communi ...
Wanda Lou Burriss Parker, 74, Commerce
Wanda Lou Burriss Parker, age 74, of Commerce, GA  passed away April 20, 2021.  She is survived by her daughter, Edna Ann (Paul) Cheek, Commerce, GA;  grandchildren, ...


Twin brothers, Hayden James Roper and Payton Michael Roper,of Dahlonega were born into the Kingdom of Heaven on April 20, 2021. Although their time was short, the impact they made ...


Elijah Harold Holbrooks, 81, Eastanollee
Mr. Elijah Harold Holbrooks, age 81 of Turner Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at his residence. A son of the late McKinley and Laura Hudson Holbrooks, he w ...


Milton O'Neal Ward, 89, Cleveland
Mr. Milton O’Neal Ward, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Mr. Ward was born in Habersham County to the late Milton and Minnie Hubbard Ward.  ...
'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