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Local Obits for Tue. May 4th, 2021


Shirley Jean Whinery Lee, 86, Lawrenceville
Shirley Jean Whinery Lee, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on May 4, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Chester Lee; son, William Curtis Lee; ...


Byron Oswaldo Munrayos, 69, Gainesville
Byron Oswaldo Munrayos, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born in Zacapa, Guatemala, December 1st, 1951 to the late Eli Munrayos and Guill ...
William David Croom, Jr., 64, Gainesville
William “David” Croom, Jr. age 64 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Croom was born on May 14, 1956 in Bethesda, Maryland to the la ...
Hurvey William Davis, Sr., 73, Gainesville
Mr. Hurvey William Davis, Sr. 73, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in the ch ...
James “Jim” Dooley, II, 72, Gainesville
Mr. James “Jim” Dooley, II, age 72 of Gainesville passed to his eternal rest on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Jim was born in Quincy, MA to James E. Dooley, I and Nancy Lou Doo ...
Benny Earl Gilstrap, 77, Gainesville
Benny Earl Gilstrap, 77 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Braselton. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gilstrap was th ...
Bobby L. Hosch, 74, Flowery Branch
Bobby L. Hosch, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away May 4, 2021.  He was preceded in death by father, Junior Hosch and mother, Lula Bell Frasure Hosch Rayburn; step-fath ...
Herbert Ray Hudgins, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Herbert Ray Hudgins, 80, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, M ...


Ron Kelly, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Ron Kelly, age 77, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1943 in Woodruff, South Carolina to John Bottom and Sarah Nix ...


Mrs. Nettie Agnes Ward Simmons, age 77 of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. A daughter of the late Dayton and Viola Pritchett Ward, she was born December 2, 1943 in Ban ...
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...