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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 4th, 2022


Robert Dannie Crawford, 73, Statham
Robert Dannie Crawford, age 73, of Statham, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, LaDonna Holbrook.  Mr. Crawford is sur ...


Mrs. Marie Florianna Clairvil Sunrise: January 15, 1939 – Sunset August 4, 2022 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Marie Florianna Clairvil on Aug ...
Nick Ryan Kluksdahl, 23, Buford
Mr. Nick Ryan Kluksdahl, age 23, of Buford, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022.  Mr. Kluksdahl was born in Kazakhstan and was adopted along with 3 of his sisters. He was a ...


Rita Canupp Kinsey, 66, Mt. Airy
Rita Canupp Kinsey age 66, of Mt. Airy, went home to be with the Lord and join the family reunion on Thursday, August 4, 2022.    Born on December 30, 1955 in Steph ...


Andres Benitez, inf, Gainesville
Andres Benitez, 3 months, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August ...
James Edward Shields, 72, Gainesville
Born September 19, 1950, to Martha Sue and Ulysses Rusty Shields in Jackson County. Later the family moved to hall county. James was single for several years until he was reunited ...


Larry Lee Fowler, 42, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Larry Lee Fowler, age 42, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Thursday, August 4, 2022.  Mr. Fowler was born in ...
Renita Jean Haggard, 55, Commerce
Renita Jean Haggard, age 55 of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Born on March 14, 1967 in Gainesville, GA, Ms. Haggard was the daughter of the late Aa ...


Charles McCollum, Jessup formerly of Cleveland
Charles McCollum passed away after a long battle with cancer on August 4th. He is survived by his wife, Anita (Wathen) McCollum, daughters (sons-in-law) Lynn (Greg) Hall and Sandra ...


Mrs. Hazel Virginia Smith Merck, age 79 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Clarence Watson Smith a ...
Mary Payne Miller, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Mary Payne Miller, age 87 of Riverdale Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at The Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin, Georgia.   A daughter of the late Henr ...
Mrs. Faye Nell Murray Smith, age 82 of North Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Floyd and Louise Matthews ...
Mrs. Penny Faye Wynn Umberhandt, age 62 of Park Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Nathan and Cora ...


Don Mitchel Lewis, 60, Cleveland
Don Mitchel Lewis, age 60, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Mr. Lewis was born on November 14, 1961, to the late Ed and Ethel Christy Lewis.  He was a ...
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