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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 11th, 2020


Randall Dan Saxton, 63, Winder
Randall Dan Saxton, age 63, of Winder, GA passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Mathews Saxton; father, Dan N. Saxton. He is survived b ...


Lena Edna Forrester Brady, age 88. of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020.  Mrs. Brady was born on March 11, 1932 in Habersham County, Georgia to the ...
James Anthony Wood, 60, Clarkesville
James A. Wood, age 60, passed away at his home in Clarkesville on Saturday, April 11, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Son of the late Billy and Becky Woo ...


Dennis Keith Hruby, 68, Gainesville
Dennis Keith Hruby, 68 of Gainesville passed away Saturday April 11, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No formal services will be held and Mr. Hruby remains will be ...
Betty Jo Tanner Orr, 89, Gainesville
Betty Jo Tanner Orr, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Orr (Bill) is survived by her children ...
Donald L. Thomas, 58, Gainesville
Donald L. Thomas 58, of Gainesville passed away Saturday April 11, 2020. Professional Funeral Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.


My mother, Carolyn Jean Haggard was born on January 22, 1938 to G.D. and Bonnie Mae Gowder. She was born in to Heaven on April 11, 2020 after an extended illness. She was 82 year ...


Deborah Elizabeth Dobbs, 52, Dahlonega
Mrs. Deborah Elizabeth Dobbs, age 52, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. Debbie was born in Cambridge, Ohio on August 8, 1967 to the late Donald and Mary-Margar ...
Alvin Jones, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Alvin Jones, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahloneg ...


Mrs. Zola Arlene Kidder Braidwood, age 88 of Sunset Lane, Toccoa passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at her home. A daughter of the late Lawrence and Elva Carnahan Kidder, she ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.