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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 21st, 2021

Forsyth

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 ...

Gwinnett

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 ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...

Other

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 ...

Stephens

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 ...

White

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 ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
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.
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...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
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.