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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 21st, 2021


Joalyn Harris Hepler, 88, Cumming
Joalyn Harris Hepler, age 88 of Cumming, GA passed away June 11, 2021. She was predeceased by Richard Grant Hepler, her husband of 61 years, and is survived by daughter Debra Heple ...


Jean Louise Attaway Henderson, age 76 of Buford, GA passed away Monday, June 21, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Grady and Mary Johnson Attaway.  S ...
Bill Speed, Buford
Bill passed away Thursday June 10th, 2021 at the age of 85. Born February 4th, 1936 in Selma, Alabama he attended Parrish High School where he met the love of his life, Naida Rowel ...


Howard Stephen Stark, 79, Demorest
Howard Stephen Stark, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to the Whitfield ...


Johnny Lee Hayes, Sr., 68, Gainesville
Johnny Lee Hayes, Sr., age 68 of Gainesville entered rest Monday June 21, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville Campus. Johnny was born July 5, 1952 in Winde ...
Dan Peffer, 93, Gainesville
Dan Peffer, 93, died in his daughter’s home in Wheaton, IL. He moved to Wheaton after living in Gainesville, GA for 36 years after he retired. Dan was married for 62 years to ...


Harvie Carter Golden, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Harvie Carter Golden, age 83 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, June 21, 2021.  Mr. Golden was born ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Patricia “Patsy” Helene Charlotte Lentz, age 74, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Cashiers, North Carolina, who passed away ...
Betty N. McClung, 83, Commerce
Mrs. Betty N. McClung, age 83, of Commerce, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at her residence.  Mrs. McClung was born in Commerce to the late, John and Leona Moore McDuffie ...


Arthur (Art) Farell Lacy passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2021. He was a resident of DeKalb County. Art was born on August 25, 1955 in Smyrna, Georgia to Margaret Blincoe and Jo ...


L. “Jim” Steele, 73, Toccoa
L. “Jim” Steele passed away June 21, 2021 in Toccoa, GA after a long illness. He is survived by Adele Steele, his dedicated wife of 46 years, sister Patti Kleinert o ...


Joe Stephens Presley, 91, Cleveland
Joe Stephens Presley, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Monday, June 21, 2021.    Joe was born September 11, 1929 to the late Grady and Eula Stephens Presley. Mr. Pr ...
Funeral Tuesday for well-known Gainesville businessman, attorney Sonny Sykes
Funeral services for Gainesville attorney and businessman William I. "Sonny" Sykes, Jr. are scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 at Free Chapel Worship Center.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88
The family of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has died
Local philanthropist and journalist Lessie Smithgall dies at 110
Lessie Smithgall, a longtime Gainesville philanthropist and journalist, died Friday, June 25 at the age of 110.
Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79
Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
Ned Beatty, indelible in 'Deliverance,' 'Network' dies at 83
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died
'Hooked on a Feeling' singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78
One of the country’s most popular and versatile singers, B
Former US Sen. John Warner of Virginia dies at 94
Former Sen. John W
Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid,' star, dies
Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died