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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 26th, 2020


Dana C. King, 82, Dawsonville
Dana C. King, 82, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Monday October 26, 2020. Born July 26, 1938 in Fort Blackmore, Virginia to the late Edgar and Ollie Chapman, she had lived in Da ...


Garry Medford Mauldin, 63, Buford
Garry Medford Mauldin, age 63, of Buford, GA, passed away October 26, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Kilgore Mauldin and step-mother, Jeanette Sudderth ...
Brandon Shane Hamilton, 39, Lawrenceville
Brandon Shane Hamilton, age 39, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on October 26, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Rebecca Rae Hamilton, Lawrenceville, GA; child ...
Beverly Miller Sears, 74, Sugar Hill
Beverly Miller Sears, 74, of Sugar Hill, was surrounded by her family when she passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, after a long and courageous battle against metastatic breast ...


Terry Lee Hendrix, 65, Mt. Airy
Terry Lee Hendrix, age 65 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 26, 2020, at his residence, following an extended illness Mr. Hendrix was born o ...
Marilyn Matthews Jarck, 89, Clarkesville
Marilyn Matthews Jarck, age 89, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Mrs. Jarck was born on October 11, 1931 in Catskill, New York to the late James ...


Thelma Jean Cantrell, Gainesville
Thelma Jean Cantrell, affectionately known as Madame Butterfly, was born on April 1, 1940 to the late William Randolph and Bessie Randolph Payne and departed this life on October 2 ...
Mr. Richard Jasper Miller, 80, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020 at North East Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness. Graveside Services are schedu ...


Harold "Gene" Adams, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold “Gene” Adams, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 26, 2020. Gene was born in Oraville, California on December 3, 1951 to the late Homer and F ...


Stanley Wayne Swancey, 63, Monroe
Mr. Stanley Wayne Swancey, 63, of Monroe, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thur ...


Dr. Charles Leonard White, Jr., age 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020. Dr. White was born on September 18, 1946, in Dyersburg, TN, to the late Charles Wh ...
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.