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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 8th, 2021


Jon Alan Sarver, 79, Cumming
Jon Alan Sarver, age 79, of Cumming, GA. passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was born in 1942, to the late Haskell and Ruby Sarver. Jon was a member of Cumming Baptist Church i ...


Barbara Ann Gibson Anderson, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.    Born in Rabun County, Georgia on May 20, 1936 she was a daughter of the ...
William "Bill" A. Bellisle, 95, Clarkesville
William "Bill" A. Bellisle, age 95 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 following a period of declining health. Born in Fort Gaines, Georgia July 8, 19 ...
Calvin Krefft, Demorest
A celebration of life ceremony for Calvin Krefft who passed on last May will be Sunday April 11th at 3:00 at the Habersham County Senior Center 217 Scoggins Dr. in Demore ...
Doris Church Stephens, 88, Cornelia
Doris Church Stephens, age 88, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Mrs. Stephens was born on December 5, 1932 in Habersham, Georgia to ...


Mr. Larry Donald McDougald, age 74, of Lula, GA passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. No formal services are scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be made at www ...
Nancy C. Ufer, 85, Gainesville
Our precious mother Nancy C. Ufer, age 85, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 surrounded by her family.  Nancy was one of the strongest and bravest women we have ever known ...


Frank E. King, Jr., 62, Commerce formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Frank E. King Jr., 62, formerly of Gainesville, passed away peacefully at his home in Commerce GA with his wife, Pat, at his side on March 21, 2021.   To all who kne ...


Mary Gertrude Landrum, 94, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Gertrude Landrum, age 94, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later.  To share a memory of Mrs. L ...
Barbara Ellen Summerour, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellen Summerour, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021. Barbara was born in White County on February 19, 1945 to the late Homer Summerour and the la ...


Callie Velma Cowart, 78, Hartwell
Ms. Callie Velma Cowart, age 78, of Hartwell, GA died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Anderson Medical Center, Anderson, SC.  Ms. Cowart was born in Commerce to the late Leroy Lee ...


Brenda Gail Shirley, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Brenda Gail Shirley age 74 of Toccoa passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 at her home. A daughter of the late Ural and Pearl Wood, she was born September 2, 1946 in Toccoa,&n ...
William Chester Smith, 55, Toccoa
Mr. William Chester Smith, age 55 of Walnut Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his residence.  A son of the late Hardy and Vivian Ann Simmons Smit ...


John Russell Bartusch, 67, Cleveland
  John Russell Bartusch, age 67, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Mr. Bartusch was born on April 2, 1954, in Berwyn, Illinois, to Sammie Lee Parker ...
Donald Lee Sandefur, 81, Cleveland
Donald Lee Sandefur, age 81, of Cleveland, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Don was born on March 3, 1940, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Lee and Mari ...
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...