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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 ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
Robbie Knievel, daredevil son of Evel Knievel, dies at 60
Robbie Knievel, an American stunt motorcycle performer and son of thrill-seeking father Evel Knievel, has died
Tatjana Patitz, supermodel of '80s and '90s, dies at 56
One of an elite group of glamorous supermodels who graced magazine covers in the ’80s and ’90s and appeared in George Michael’s “Freedom
Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies
Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death while covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last Western journalist to interview Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died
Bob Penny, bit actor in numerous Hollywood films, dies at 87
An Alabama actor who played small roles in movies including “Forrest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” has died at age 87
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died
Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of soccer, has died
Eloise R. Gilmer dead at 97
Eloise R. Gilmer of Gainesville passed away at the age of 97 Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96
Robert Clary, who played a prisoner of war in the TV sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died