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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 28th, 2021

Habersham

Homer Leroy Free, 93, Demorest
Homer Leroy Free, age 93 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 28, 2021 surrounded by his family following an extended illness. Born in Habersha ...
Mr. Melvin Harrison Ledford, 81, of Alto passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thur ...

Hall

Frank Creegan, 78, Gainesville
Frank Creegan, 78, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 28, 2021 at The Phoenix at Lake Lanier following an extended illness. Mr. Creegan was born May 12, 1943 in Dundee, ...
Dorothy Laverne Adams, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Laverne Adams, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Landmark Hospital. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, September ...
Rodney Charles Benefield, 48, Flowery Branch
Mr. Rodney Charles Benefield age 48 of Flowery Branch, Ga passed away on Thursday August 26, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton, Ga.         ...
Penelope Eileen Pawling Chinik passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer.  She was born October 17, 1942 in Queens, NY to the late John and Geo ...
Mary Helen Currie, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Helen Currie, 85, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 11:0 ...
Phil “Splinter” Thomas Griffin, of Gainesville Georgia, born in 1933 and died on August 28, 2021. Phil is survived by his patient and dedicated wife of 67 years Sue Bel ...
Chasiti Lanea Hopkins, 34, Gainesville
Chasiti Lanea Hopkins the daughter of Tracy Lamar Gaudlock and Dionee Rodell Hopkins was born on June 1, 1987. She departed this life on August 28, 2021. Chasiti, attended schools ...
Harold Dean Nichols, 79, Braselton
Mr. Harold Dean Nichols, 79, of Braselton, passed away August 28, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Marlin A. Sloan, 90, Gainesville
Mr. Marlin A. Sloan, Jr. passed away August 28, 2021 after an extended illness. He was born December 23, 1930 in Catoosa County (Ringgold), GA to the late Marlin A. Sloan, Sr. a ...

Jackson

Terry Franklin Baxter, 51, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Terry Franklin Baxter, age 51 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 28, 2021.  Mr. Baxter, k ...
Keith Lloyd Conner, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Keith Lloyd Conner, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 28, 2021.  Mr. Conner was born in Miami, ...

Other

Freddie Yvonne McFarlin Barnes, 85, of the New Bethel community passed away Saturday morning, August 28, 2021, at her home. Born June 9, 1936, Carnesville, she was the daughter ...

White

Laura Beth Allen, 55, Cleveland
Laura Beth Allen of Cleveland, GA passed away peacefully the morning of Saturday, August 28th 2021, surrounded by family and friends. She fought a hard battle with cancer. Beth ...
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.
Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78
Michael Nesmith, the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the 1960s, made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78
Al Unser, a four-time winner of Indianapolis 500, dies at 82
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following years of health issues
Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champ, GA Tech star wideout Demaryius Thomas dies at 33
Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33
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...