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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 ...
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