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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 31st, 2022


Homer J. Chadwick, 68, Gillsville
Homer J. Chadwick, 68, of Gillsville passed away Monday, January 31, 2022. Born May 17, 1953 in Forsyth County to the late Joe and Essie Chadwick, he had lived in Gillsville for ...


Crete Sillon, 86, Buford
Crete Sillon, 86, of Buford, GA, died Monday, January 31, 2022. Ms. Sillon has been cremated and will be taken to Chicago for service and interment. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 7 ...


      Mary Webb Martin Kitchens, age 67, of Alto, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Born on August 15, 1954, in Clayton, she was a daughter of ...
A memorial reception honoring the life of Sandra Jean Waters Mulkey, age 77 of Demorest, will be held from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Hillside Memoria ...
Joseph Arthur “Joey” Thompson, age 44, of Demorest, passed away on Monday, January, 31, 2022. Born on November 25, 1977, in Demorest, he was the son of Jackie R. B. ...


Federico Banuelos Alvarez, 60, Braselton
Mr. Federico Banuelos Alvarez “Lico”, 60, of Braselton, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Funeral services will be ...
James Mayo Casteel, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Mayo Casteel, age 88 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 ...
"E.L" Elijah Lester Clark, 88, Gainesville
“E.L.” Elijah Lester Clark, 88 of Gainesville, Ga. died on January 31, 2022. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Alta Vista ...
Mary Leilani Effler Effler, 67, Bryson City NC formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Leilani Effler, 67, of Bryson City, NC, formerly of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Harris Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral se ...
Fredis Alexander Velasquez, 25, Gainesville
Staff Sergeant Fredis Alexander Velasquez, age 25 of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, January 31, 2022, in Clarksville TN. A Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February ...


Polly Ann (Gentry) Bostic, 78, Braselton
Mrs. Polly Ann (Gentry) Bostic, age 78, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Monday, January 31, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held fro ...
Charles Lee Martin, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Charles Lee Martin, age 79 of Cleveland, Georgia who entered rest Monday, January 31, 2022.  Mr. Martin was born in ...
Eddie LaVern Pethel, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Eddie LaVern Pethel, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Monday, January 31, 2022.  Mr. Pethel was born in ...


Faye Highsmith Elston, 92, Wetumpka, AL
Mrs. Faye Highsmith Elston, age 92, of Wetumpka, AL died Monday, January 31, 2022 at Prattville Baptist Hospital.  Mrs. Elston was born in Lakeland, FL to the late Riley Dewit ...


James Walton Fuller, 89, Toccoa
Mr. James Walton Fuller, age 89 of Toccoa, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 31st, 20 ...


Annie Dolores Durant, 62, Cleveland
Annie Dolores Durant, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022. Ms. Durant was born on September 29, 1959, in Demorest, Georgia, to the late Alvin and Ruthi ...
Anita Jane Kemp, 62, Cleveland
Anita Jane Kemp, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022. Ms. Kemp was born on December 16, 1959, in Habersham County, to the late Billy and Barbara Burke S ...
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...