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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 24th, 2020


Thelma Best Harvey, 88, Buford
Thelma Best Harvey, age 88, of  Buford, GA passed away November 24, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her  husband of 35 years, George Harvey.  She is surv ...


George Robert Wiley, 96, Gainesville
Mr. George Robert Wiley, 96, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 following an extended illness. Due to the current COVID 19 Pandemic a Private Graveside servic ...
Dana Maureen Webb, 64, Gainesville
Dana Maureen Webb, age 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her home in Gainesville, GA. She has been a resident of Hall County for 25 years. Dana was a P ...


Dovie Anderson Myers, 82, Dahlonega
Dovie Anderson Myers, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland. ...


SrA Canaan Steven Johnson, 23, Gulf Breeze, FL
  SrA Canaan Steven Johnson age 23 of Gulf Breeze, FL, passed away on November 24, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL.          Funeral ...
Melba L. Barr, 87, Carnesville
Melba L. Barr, age 87, of Carnesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.  Born on November 7, 1933, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and B ...


Rev. Robert (Bob) E. Gorday passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.  He was born in 1928 in Jackson, MS to John & Thelma Gorday.  He was preceded in dea ...


Linda Ramey Hargrove, 62, Toccoa
Mrs. Linda Ramey Hargrove, age 62 of Edwards Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late D.T. and Eva M ...


Marilyn Wilmont, 83, Cleveland
Marilyn Wilmont was born on November 7, 1937 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late John H. Wilmont and Alma G. Wilmont. She departed this life on November 24, 2020 at the Oaks Nursing ...
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.