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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 24th, 2022


Christian John, 31, Buford
Christian John, 31, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, March 24, 2022. Mr. John has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 Sh ...
Bobby “Bob” B. Smathers, 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Nelson Smathers. Mr. Smathers is surv ...


Marilyn Jordan Motz, 81, Clarkesville
Marilyn Motz lived an extraordinary and inspirational life.  She spent the vast majority of her 81 years in Habersham County. However, her extraordinary acts of service on beh ...
Awa Nix Smith, 95, Demorest
Awa Nix Smith, age 95, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Smith; parents, Lillie and George Nix ...


Boyd Stanley Cochran, 70, Murrayville
Mr. Boyd Stanley Cochran, age 70 of Murrayville, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton following a sudden illness.   & ...
Danny Edward Elrod, 52, Gillsville
Mr. Danny Edward Elrod, age 52, of Gillsville passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Mr. Elrod was born in Commerce to the late, Morgan Edward and Gladys Ann Turpin Elrod.& ...


Stoney Dean Smith, 58, Dahlonega
Stoney Dean Smith, 58, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  He loved to listen to classic country ...


Mrs. Sherry Evelyn Elrod Godfrey, age 74, of Crawford passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Mrs. Godfrey was born in Buford to the late ...
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...