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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 8th, 2020


Betty Jo Arrendale, 86, Dawsonville
Betty Jo Arrendale, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 8, 2020 at Seasons Hospice following a period of declining health. Born November 14, 1933, Betty Jo was a li ...
Joe Slaton, 85, Dawsonville
Joe Slaton, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 8, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born December 5, 1934 in Dawson County to the late Jewell and Annabelle Slat ...


Joseph William Bertrand, Jr., 85, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Daddy, Papa and Poppy was born on June 17, 1934 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He joined the Ar ...
John Albert Heinig, 82, Cumming
John Albert Heinig, age 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  John was born in 1937, to the late Frederick and Margareta Heinig.  He was an avid ...


Donald Alvin Nellesen, 63, Clarkesville
Donald Alvin Nellesen, age 63 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 08, 2020. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 26, 1956, he was a son of the late Alv ...


Geraldine Miller Wilson age 80 of Lula entered into her heavenly home Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Geraldine was born October 20, 1939 in G ...
Mr. Charles Eugene "Gene" Allison, 54 of Gainesville passed away January 8, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Gene was ...


Madeline Parker, 77, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Madeline Parker, age 77, of Cleveland. Mrs. Parker passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Memorial services are ...
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.