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

Banks

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 ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...

Lumpkin

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 ...

Stephens

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 ...

White

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 ...
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
Rev. Dr. William Hugh Cauthen dies at 92
The Reverend Dr. William Hugh Cauthen passed away peacefully onto his next life on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.