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Local Obits for Wed. May 5th, 2021


John (Jack) Lorenzo Baden, age 91, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on May 5, 2021 after a long illness. He died peacefully in his sleep at home. Jack was born on December 10, 1 ...
Ida Martha Finley Cantrell went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus on May 5, 2021 at the age of 83. Martha was born to Willie Mae Benjamin Finley and Ernest Edward Finel ...


Patricia Haron Hackett, 81, Suwanee
Patricia Haron Hackett, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Lt. Col. USAF Richard Sidney Hackett. Mrs. Hack ...


Audrey Sisson Chambers, 92, Gainesville
Audrey Sisson Chambers age 92 of Gainesville entered heaven Wednesday May 5, 2021at the Willowood Nursing Home with her children by her side. Audrey was born July 5, 1928 in Duc ...
Dennis Jeffrey Cochran, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Dennis Jeffrey Cochran, age 53 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...
Milton C. Emrey, 78, Gainesville
Milton Candler Emrey, Sr. (Tony) passed peacefully on April 29, 2021 at the age of 78. He grew up in Cleveland, TN, moved to Decatur, GA in mid-teens and after attending a few coll ...


Mildred Lord Barrett, 94, Commerce
  Mrs. Mildred Lord Barrett, 94, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 5, 2021 with her family at her side.      Born to the late Clyde and Ina Ingram ...
Syble Jeanette Chastain, 78, Commerce
Syble Jeanette Chastain, 78, of Commerce went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Syble was an anointed woman of God; kind, loving and patient. Syble fulfil ...


Harold Wayne Story, 82, Dahlonega
Harold Wayne Story, age 82 years old of Dahlonega, GA.  Passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 following a brief illness.  Mr. Story was born on November 16, 1938, in No ...


  Mr. Jewell Bell “J.B.” Hudgins, Jr., age 89 of Deer Chase Road, Toccoa passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 5, 2021 surrounded by his family&n ...


Mr. Dirk Maria Ludovicus Drost, age 81, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 5, 2021 after an extended battle with Alzheimer's. Mr. Dros ...
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...