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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 8th, 2021


Wendell Simmons, 51, Alto
Wendell Simmons, age 51, of Alto, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021.  Born in Banks County on April 21, 1970, he was a son of the late Emily Simmons. Mr. Simmons was emp ...


Colleen McCrea Parr, 99, Demorest
Colleen McCrea Parr, age 99 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Born on July 16, 1921, in Atlanta; she was the daughter of the late Woodbury Warnell and Co ...
Paul T. Tench, 91, Clarkesville
Paul T. (AKA: Pete, Papa, & Papa Pete,) Tench was born June 26, 1930 and earned his wings July 8, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was the youngest son born to Anna ...
Billy Edward “Bill” Turpin, age 91 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Born on November 27, 1929, in Washington, Georgia, he was a son of the late St ...


Larry Wilson Wolfe, 72, Gainesville
Larry Wilson Wolfe, 72 of Gainesville passed away Thursday July 8, 2021. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Wolfe was the son of the late Larry Winfred and Ruth Wilson Wolf ...
Norma Clark Booher, 100, Gainesville
    Mrs. Norma Clark Booher, 100, passed away on 8 July 2021 in Gainesville, Georgia.  Funeral services will be held in Kent, Washington where she lived for ...
Fred James Shope, 90, Gainesville
Fred James Shope, a longtime resident and business owner in Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. He was born April 12, 1931 in Dahlonega, GA and was the son of th ...
Kim Peebles Whitley, 49, Gainesville
Mrs. Kim Peebles Whitley, age 49, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday 8, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Visitation for friends and family will be held Sunday, ...
Mary Nell Stargel Williams, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Nell Stargel Williams age 88 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday July 08, 2021 at New Horizons Limestone following an extended illness. No services will be held ...


Percilla Joan “Jo” McClain Totherow, age 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her husband and childr ...


Verna Elizabeth Myra Whitmore Miller (84 years old) passed away on July 8, 2021. She was born April 11, 1937, to LaVerne and Myra Whitmore in Apalachin, New York. Though she survi ...


Doris Keeling Ivester, 92, Toccoa
Mrs. Doris Keeling Ivester, age 92 of Talmadge Drive, Toccoa passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Luther and Mamie Smith Keeling, she was ...


Annie Rose Davis, 90, Sautee Nacoochee
Annie Rose Davis, age 90, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Annie Rose was born on January 27, 1931, in Sautee Nacoochee, to the late Lester Job Allen and Clara Berrong All ...
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.