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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2023


Laurance ""Larry" Simpson, 62, Dawsonville
    Laurance “Larry” Simpson, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Northside Hospital Forsyth following an exte ...


William Edward Burns, 74, Birmingham, Al
William Edward Burns, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Birmingham, Ala. Born October 15, 1948, in Spartanburg, S.C., he was the son of the late John Milton Burns, Sr. and L ...
Cedric Lamar Cheeks, 52, Gainesville
Cedric Lamar Cheeks was born October 9, 1970 in Gainesville, GA to the late Brelinda Cheeks Watson.  He was called home to be with the Lord on January 25, 2023. Cedric was pre ...
Priscilla Henry Clyde Rucker, 93, Gainesville
Ms.Priscilla Henry Clyde Rucker was born on July 11, 1930 in Gainesville, Ga. She was born to the late Elizabeth William-Clyde and raised, in love, by her Step-Father Pat Johnso ...
Jack Thompson, 87, Gainesville
We are saddened to announce the death of Jack Thompson on the morning of Jan. 25, 2023, at age 87.  Born in 1936 in Cochran, Georgia, to Estelle and Wilbur Jackson Sr., Jac ...


Gary "Plum" Wayne Reece, 69, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary “Plum” Wayne Reece, age 69, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.   Gary was born in Hall County on April 14, 1953, to the late ...


Melba Bowen Brock, 64, Royston
Mrs. Melba Bowen Brock, age 64 of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.  Mrs. Brock was born in Athens, GA to the late, ...


Russell Howard Strickland, 70, Cleveland
Russell Howard Strickland, age 70, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Mr. Strickland was born on March 9, 1952 in Florida to the late James Howard ...
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