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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 24th, 2021


Steven W. Collier, 71, Winder
Steven W. Collier, age 71, of Winder, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, William Collier. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Carte ...
Jerry B. Palmer, 71, Hoschton
Jerry B. Palmer, 71, of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...


Wanda Jean Lanter, 61, Cumming
Wanda Jean Lanter, 61, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was dedicated to her work for over 20 years with LeRo ...


Fausto Merida, 71, Sugar Hill
Fausto Merida, age 71, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Ana Merida; children, Fausto H. Merida, Paula M. Merid ...
Patricia Nan Wheeler, 65, Buford
Patricia Nan Wheeler, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Frances Davis Wheeler. She is survived by he ...


Kristie Lee Whitfield, 44, Mt. Airy
  Kristie Lee Whitfield, age 44, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Born on October 27, 1976, in Atlanta, she was a daughter of Shirley Fry ...


Merle S. Caldwell, 92, Gainesville
  Merle S. Caldwell, 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Merle was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eunice Stanley, her husband ...
Juanita (Faulkner)Hester born June 5, 1951 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Melvin (Edna Mae) Faulkner, in Hall County Georgia. She departed this life on Saturday April 24, 2021 followin ...
Destinie Sullins, 46, Gainesville
Miss Destinie Sullins, 46 of Gainesville, GA went into the arms of angels on Friday, April 23, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021 in the ...


Ina Ruth Brake, 84, Commerce
Ina Ruth Brake, age 84 of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.   Survivors include a son, Douglas Richard Adams Brake, Commerce; and a grandson, Bradley ...
Rena Kammann Stowe, 99, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rena Kammann Stowe, age 99 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Mrs. Stowe was born in Bremen, ...
Cody Van Wilkes, 20, Maysville
Cody Van Wilkes, age 20 of Maysville, GA passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born on May. 3, 2000 in Athens, GA, Mr. Wilkes was the son of Charlie Van Wilkes Jr. and Ana Ro ...


David William Nalley, 56, Dahlonega
David William Nalley, 56, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born April 21, 1965, David had been a resident of Dahlone ...
Allene 'Pug' Wood, 84, Dahlonega
Allene Wood “Pug”, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. Mrs. Wood was born January 15, 1937 in Lumpkin County to the late James Bernard Smith a ...


Mr. Rene Efrain Lopez Garcia, 57, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Hartford, CT. Funeral services will be announced soon. Born on July 8, 1963, in San Marc ...


Mary Weaver Collins, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Mary Weaver Collins, age 91, of Brookdale Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Hillard and B ...


Kenneth William Savage, 82, Cleveland
Kenneth William Savage, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021. Mr. Savage was born in Hall County to the late Ernest Spear Savage and Juanita Jac ...
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...