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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 1st, 2022


Louis C. Lamb, Sr., 72, Lilburn
Louis C. Lamb, Sr., age 72, of Lilburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janie Gill Lamb, as well as his son and daughter- ...


Warren Cantrell, Jr., 74, Buford
Warren Cantrell, Jr, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. He was preceded in death by parents, Warren and Viola Cantrell, Sr; sisters, Leola Cantrell and ...


Samane "Sam" Vongphakdy, age 49, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the ...


Thomas D. Miles (Tom), 82, of Lula, GA peacefully passed away at his home on February 1, 2022 after a brief battle with COVID pneumonia.  Tom is survived by his wife of 5 ...
Paul Edwin Miller, 61, Hoschton
  Mr. Paul Edwin Miller, age 61 of Hoschton, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 after a brief illness.   Paul was an outstanding Vice President ...
Maxine Barker Phillips, 92, Gainesville
Maxine Barker Phillips, 92, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 after a few months of declining health.  Maxine was born on Decembe ...
Robert Lee Standridge, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Lee Standridge, 75, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. S ...
Van A. Thurston, 89, Gainesville
Van A. Thurston, 89 of Gainesville died Tuesday February 1, 2022. Born in Marvel, Arkansas, Mr. Thurston was a former resident of Dalton, Georgia before moving to Hall Coun ...


Linda Esco Robertson, 76, Hoschton
Linda Esco Robertson,76, of Hoschton, passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022 after a long, hard-fought battle with lung disease. A memorial service will be held at Lawson Funeral Ho ...
Katherine Maria Sears, 63, Commerce
Katherine Maria Sears, age 63 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.   Born on Sept. 13, 1958 in Greenwood, SC, Ms. Sears was the daughter of Betty Vincen ...


Meng Dong Helvie, 15, Dahlonega
Meng Dong Helvie was born in Anhui, China on November 25, 2006.  On February 19, 2012, her “gotcha day” she was adopted by her forever family.  Meng loved ani ...


Bobby Dee Blackburn, 83, Thomaston
Bobby Dee Blackburn, age 83, of Thomaston, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2022. No Formal Services will be held. Interment was held at Mount Zion United Methodist Ch ...
Mr. Benjamin Mark Carpenter, age 71, of Dallas, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Wellstar Paulding Hospital (Hiram, Georgia). Mr. Carpenter was born on Sept ...


Miss Anna Lou Ella “Snooks” Kellar, age 84 of Falls Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Lewis Terrell ...
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...