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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 21st, 2019


Ronald Edwin Roetman, 75, Cumming
Ronald Edwin Roetman on Saturday, September 21, 2019, dedicated follower of Jesus Christ, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 75. He was a faithful and devoted husband of 5 ...


Lynn J. Harter, 85, Sugar Hill
Lynn J. Harter, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Leigh Wilson and Jean Harter; sons, Andrew Harter, ...
Ivan Robert Wall, 53, Snellville
Mr. Ivan Robert Wall, age 53 of Snellville passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Royce and Mildred Owens Wall, he was born October 24, 196 ...


Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, 57, Gainesville
Phyllis Jeanne Pursley, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Ms. Pursley was born on April 4, 1962, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late ...
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, Gainesville
Wayne Russell Baker, 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday ...
Grace A. Leonard, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace A. Leonard age 92 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living following an extended illness. Graveside services will be ...


Barbara Ann Black, 68, Commerce
Barbara Ann Black was born on April 6, 1951 and went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Rose Leachman. She had two children; Sha ...
Harper Mae Wiley, Inf, Hoschton
Infant Harper Mae Wiley, daughter of Joshua and Brittany Wiley, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandmother, Evelyn Gee ...
Julia P. Williams, 97, Homer
Mrs. Julia P. Williams, age 97, of Homer, GA died Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Williams was born in Homer to the late John and Byrd Hope Payne.  S ...


Janelle Black, 78, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland
Janelle B. Black, age 78, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Mrs. Black was born on June 22, 1941, in Gainesville, Geor ...
Tammi Boswell, 55, Cleveland
Tammi Boswell age 55 passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tammi is survived by uncle and aunt Billy and Christy Phillips, of Cleveland, Georgia; aunt and uncle Judy and Doug W ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
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.
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...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.