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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Banks

Lauren Nicole Caudell, 32, Carnesville
Lauren Nicole Caudell, age 32, of Carnesville, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Ms. Caudell was born on June 24, 1989 in Hall County, Georgia to ...

Dawson

Jeanette Elizabeth Reece, 74, Dawsonville
Jeanette Elizabeth Reece, 74 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her residence after a brief illness.  She was born in Dawsonville, GA to the late ...

Forsyth

Paul McGhee, 57, Cumming
Paul McGhee, age 57, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Paul enjoyed riding his motorcycle and ...
Betty Schmidt, 89, Cumming
Betty Schmidt radiated joy and love in everything she did. She instilled in her family a sense of responsibility for helping others and supporting friends through good times and ba ...
Christopher Troy Vandergriff, age 51, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Chris was known for his fierce and unconditional love for his daughter,  ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ledford Greene, 82, Norcross
Sarah Ledford Greene, 82, of Norcross, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mrs. Greene has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hamilton Mill ...
James Benton Smith,Jr., 31, Sugar Hill
James Benton Smith, Jr., age 31, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He is survived by his father, James Benton Smith and Debra of Sugar Hill; mother, Tina M ...

Habersham

Raymond "Ray" Blackburn, age 92, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. Blackburn was born on July 27, 1929 in Habersham Co ...
Virginia “Ginny” Chase Kelly passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She died peacefully, surrounded by members of her family. She was a special woman, loved by man ...

Hall

Ethelene Thomas Dorsey, Gainesville
Ethelene Thomas Dorsey was born on February 14, 1922, in Hall County, GA to Flora Mae Griffin Thomas and Robert Thomas from Hall County, GA. Ethelene lived his entire life in north ...
Carolyn Winters Keith, 81, Chicopee
Mrs. Carolyn Winters Keith, 81 of Chicopee passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. ...
Jerry Ronald Stafford, 76 of Lula passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021.  Jerry was born on January 10th, 1945 in Dalton, Georgi ...

Other

Laura Gayle Vandiver Beddingfield, age 68 of Rex, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Born in Atlanta Georgia on July 7, 1953, she was a daughter of the l ...
Susan Garrison Epps, 59, Winterville
Susan Garrison Epps, age 59 of Winterville, GA passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.   Born on June 5, 1962 in Athens, GA, Susan was the daughter of the late William ...
Mrs. Rosa Eldine "Ma Dean" Gilreath, age 95, of Suches, Georgia passed away on September 21, 2021. She was born on April 29, 1926, in Suches to the late Jack Holloway and ...

Rabun

June Ellen Retkofsky, 67, Maysville
June Ellen Retkofsky, age 67 of Maysville, GA passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.   Born on June 10, 1954 in Ashtabula, Ohio, Mrs. Retkofsky was the daughter of the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Connie Faye Hunt Watts, age 74 of Hillcrest Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late David and Lorraine Kepley Hunt, s ...

White

Robert Larry Bufford, 75, Cleveland
Robert Larry Bufford, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. Bufford was born on June 12, 1946 to the late Willard Alexander “Shorty” B ...
Betty Williams Petit, 83, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Williams Petit, age 83, of Cleveland.  Mrs. Petit passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Arrangemen ...
Betty Ruth Pettit, 83, Cleveland
Betty Ruth Petitt, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.   Mrs. Petitt was born on November 29, 1937, in Habersham County, to the late Willie ...
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.