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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 16th, 2021


  Ruth Ella Payne Justus, age 76 of Lula, Georgia took her Heavenly flight home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Born in the Hollingsworth Comm ...


Peter S. Petrosian, 69, Cumming
We are saddened to announce the passing of Peter S Petrosian on June 16, 2021 in Cumming, Georgia. This year, Peter turned 69 years of age and celebrated his 36th wedding a ...


Anabel Quintanilla, 46, Buford
Anabel Quintanilla, 46, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She is survived by her son, Alexis Quintanilla of Buford; father Epifanio Quintanilla of Mexico and E ...
Randolph Lawrence Witt, 63, Suwanee
Mr. Randolph Lawrence Witt, age 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  He was operations manager of Mathis Dairy. He is survived by son, Shaun Paul Lawre ...


Fannie Louise Allen, 77, Clarkesville
Mrs. Fannie Louise Allen, 77 of Clarkesville, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 peacefully at her residence. Fannie was born February 6, 1944 to the late Edw ...
Janice Mae Echols, 80, Alto
Janice Mae Echols, age 80 of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 17, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Henry Lester Gerrin ...


Charles F Layne, Jr., 59, Flowery Branch
Charles F Layne Jr 59 of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday June 16th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Justin Michael McGuire, 33, Gainesville
Mr. Justin Michael McGuire, 33, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in the chapel of Memo ...
Richard 'Ric' Glenn Parks, 65, Gainesville
Early on Wednesday, June 16th Rev. Richard (Ric) Glenn Parks (born Nov. 21st, 1955) in the most peaceful of ways stepped into heaven while surrounded by loved ones. Ric loved ...
Sallye Elaine Jenkins Sapp, 60, Gainesville
Sallye Elaine Jenkins Sapp was born on July 1, 1950. She transition to her heavenly home on June 16, 2021 at the Emory Saint Joseph Hospital Atlanta Georgia. Sallye was the younges ...


Mr. Stephen Andrew Bell, also known as Drew Bell by everyone that knew him, passed away on June 16th, 2021. He was 22 years old. His death was very tragic and very sudden. He was l ...


Leon Padgett. Jr., 46, Lavonia
  Mr. Leon Padgett Jr., age 46 of Lavonia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in a head on collision near his home. Survivors of the crash ...
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.
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' has died
Betty Lynn, who was best known as Barney Fife's sweetheart Thelma Lou on “The Andy Griffith Show,” has died at the age of 95
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Jane Powell, Hollywood golden-age musicals star, dies at 92
Jane Powell, who starred in Hollywood golden age musicals, has died
Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' dies at 94
Michael Constantine, an Emmy Award-winning character actor who reached worldwide fame playing the Windex bottle-toting father of the bride in the 2002 film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” has died
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
Actor Ed Asner, TV's blustery Lou Grant, dies at 91
Actor Ed Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at age 80
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80