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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.  ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
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.
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...
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.
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.