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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 14th, 2020


Randy Clark, 52, Gainesville
Randy Clark age 52 of Gainesville, Ga. died Saturday November 14, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday November 1 ...
Haeward H. Flanagan, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Haeward H. Flanagan, 75, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 in the Chapel of Mem ...
Betty Sue Dean Grindle, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Dean Grindle, 87, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 202 ...
Rev. Marvin G. Reynolds, 85, Flowery Branch
Rev. Marvin G. Reynolds, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Barbara Reynolds; and br ...


William Bill Henry Kenimer Jr., age 80 of Jefferson passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020.  Memorial service will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Lawson Funer ...
Gus Edward Morris, 77, Nicholson
Mr. Gus Edward Morris, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Morris was born in Commerce to the late Gus and Bernice Pope Morris.&nb ...


Preston Lee English, 78, Cleveland
Mr. Preston Lee English, age 78 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020. Mr. English was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Buster English and Vera McKi ...
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.