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Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2022


Emma Lou Higgins, 71, Dawsonville
Emma Lou Higgins, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 19, 2022 following a period of declining health.   Born July 1, 1950, Emma Lou was originally from Forsyth ...


Clint Weathers, 49, Buford
Clint Weathers, 49, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Buford, GA, died suddenly Thursday, May 19, 2022. Funeral service will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memo ...


Deborah Ann Eller, 59, Demorest
Deborah Ann Eller, age 59 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022.     Born on November 26, 1962, in Demorest, she was a daughter of the late David Dis ...
Mildred Louise Gudger Smith, age 91 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022.    Born on March 28, 1931, in Turnerville, she was a daughter of the late Andre ...
Arlene Carlan Whiting, 87, Demorest
Arlene Carlan Whiting, age 87 of Demorest, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. ...


Janet Victoria Helms Rector, 102, Gillsville
Mrs. Janet Victoria Helms Rector, 102, of Gillsville, GA, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Bell Minor Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2 ...
Walter "Vernon" Tomlin, Jr., 74, Gainesville
Mr. Walter “Vernon” Tomlin, Jr. age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at New Horizon’s Nursing Home following an extended illness.  &n ...


Russel Paul Twilley, 51, Jefferson
Russel Paul Twilley, age 51 of Jefferson, GA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022.   Born on May 22, 1970, in Atlanta, GA, Mr. Twilley was the son of Martha Duffel Twil ...
'Laverne & Shirley' actor Cindy Williams dies at 75
Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died
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