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Cecilia J. Burton, 62, Winder
Cecilia J. Burton age 62 of Winder passed away Friday, October 2, 2020. Cecilia Juanita Burton was born January 10, 1958 to Emma Burton- Campbell and Pete Thurmond of Statham, ...

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Arlene Estelle Avakian, 56, Cumming
Arlene Estelle Avakian, age 56, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints in Cumming, GA. Arlene ...
Mary Margaret (Peggy) Patterson Kerr, 87, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Friday October 2, 2020.   She was born in Steubenville, Ohio in November 1933 She was preceded ...
Ryan Pierce, 53, Cumming
Ryan Pierce, age 53, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 2, 2020. A United States Army veteran , he is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Tina Pierce and his siblings ...
John Thomas Vanderhoof, 89, Cumming
John Thomas Vanderhoof, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. John was born in 1930, to the late Cornelius and Helen Vanderhoof. He was a United States Na ...
Walter M. Weber Jr., 92, Cumming
Walter M. Weber Jr., age 92, of Cumming, Georgia passed away peacefully on Friday October 2, 2020 at the Oaks at Post Road Assisted Living and Memory Care where he had been a ...

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Corene Lucy Tatum, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Corene Lucy Tatum, 94, of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of a sudden illness. To protect our vulnerable family members, ...
Joel Tramel Cleveland, Jr., 70, Gainesville
Joel Tramel Cleveland, Jr. age 70 of Gainesville passed away October 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Tramel was born April 4, 1950 in Gainesville t ...
Memorial Services for Mr. Tadrick Terrian Osborne of Lula, Georgia will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Springfield Baptist Church, 6155 Hammett Street, Lula, G ...
Johnnie B. Parker, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Johnnie B. Parker, devoted wife, loving mother and adored grandmother, died following a brief illness on October 2, 2020 at the age of 90. Johnnie was born on June 29, 1930 ...
Ornie Lee Whelchel, 93, Gainesville
Ornie Lee Whelchel was born on July 18, 1927 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.  She born to the late Walter and Earmon Jackson Whelchel. Ornie Lee Whelchel grew up under the guidanc ...

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Ricky Wayne Brooks, 62, Pendergrass
Mr. Ricky Wayne Brooks, age 62, of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 at ...
Brenda Gail Wilson, 68, Commerce
Brenda Gail Wilson, age 68 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.   Born on Feb. 19, 1952 in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Thurston C ...
Donald Edward Lingerfelt, 61, Braselton
Donald Edward Lingerfelt, 61, of Braselton Georgia passed away in his sleep at his mother’s home on Friday, October 2nd. Don is survived by his mother, Virginia Lingerfelt ...
Emmagene Fleeman Merk, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Emmagene Fleeman Merk, age 86, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest on Friday, October 2, 2020. Mrs. Merk was the daughter of ...
Mrs. Artie Louise Crumley Seymour, age 97, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 2, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Seymour was born in Commerce to the l ...

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Dennis Cornelius “Mullet” Adams, age 82 of Toccoa, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020, at a private healthcare facility.  No formal services will be held at th ...

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Charlet Marie Corle, 48, Cleveland
Charlet Marie Corle, age 48, of Cleveland, passed away on October 2, 2020. Ms. Corle was born on April 21, 1972, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Charlet was an accountant and owned a ...
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.