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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 22nd, 2022


Melba Whitlow Helton, 74, Hoschton
Melba Whitlow Helton, 74, of Hoschton, GA passed away Friday, July 22, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Minnie Gaddis Whitlow; and two great grandchildren, ...


Roger Lee Proffitt, 61, Sugar Hill
Roger Lee Proffitt passed away at his home in Sugar Hill, Georgia, on July 21, 2022. Roger was born on August 12, 1956 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to Clarence and Opal Proffitt.&n ...


Jesse Lee Smith, 89, Cornelia
Jesse Lee Smith, age 89, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022.  Born on December 26, 1932, in the Habersham Mills Community, he was the son of the late Floyd a ...
Kevin Lee Van Norman, 56, Cornelia
Kevin Van Norman, age 56, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2022. Mr. Van Norman was born on June 11, 1966 in Austin, Texas. He was preceded ...


Billy Glenn Adams, 59, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Glenn Adams, age 59 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at his residence. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Corinth C ...
Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., age 80, departed for heaven on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was born on September 20, 1941 ...
Mary Nash Mercer, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nash Mercer, 86, of Gainesville, died July 22, 2022, from a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A native of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Luther J. and Florrie Ree ...
Henry Leroy Scarborough, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Leroy Scarborough, 85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness surrounded by his family. Funeral services will ...
Hortensia Garcia Soto, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Hortensia Garcia, Soto, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. We ...


Bonnie Mae Faulkner, 100, Hoschton
Mrs. Bonnie Mae Faulkner, age 100 of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Magnolia Estates in Winder, following a brief illness.        ...


Susan Leigh Reedy, 60, Rock Hill
Susan Leigh Reedy   Susan Leigh Reedy (60) of Rock Hill, South Carolina died peacefully at home on July 22, 2022.  She suffered from a series of strokes since Decem ...


Deltia Dean Ferguson, 47, Cleveland
  Deltia Dean Ferguson, age 47, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022.   Mrs. Ferguson was born on September 25, 1974, in Oklahoma, to Richard Dea ...
Lynyrd Skynyrd founding member Gary Rossington dead at 71
Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last surviving original member who also helped write the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Sunday at the age of 71
Tim McCarver, big league catcher and broadcaster, dies at 81
The famed broadcaster and former St. Louis Cardinals star Tim McCarver has died
'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