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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 26th, 2020


D Kristie Parker Bond, 61, Statham
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of D Kristie Parker Bond, age 61 of Statham, Georgia, who entered into rest Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  Mrs. Bond was born in Atlanta, ...


Yvonne A. Hochfelder Shaffer, 63, Dawsonville
Yvonne A. Hochfelder Shaffer, age 63 passed away August 26, 2020 at her home in North Georgia.  A Funeral Mass will be held 3pm Friday, September 11, 2020  at Prince of P ...


  Arthur Jarrett Simpson 12-12-1928 to 08-11-2020 In loving memory of a wonderful son, husband, father, friend, co-worker, and advisor.  “Bob” w ...
Swain Randle Pitts, 70, Mount Airy
Swain Randle Pitts, age 70, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on August 26, 2020. Mr. Pitts was born on October 14, 1949 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Garnett Edward ...
Karlene Anne Stanich Smith, 73, Gainesville
Karlene Anne Stanich Smith age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia died on August 26, 2020 after a long illness. She was born on October 29, 1946 in Middletown, Connecticut. Her parents ...


Seth Blake Morris, 25, Gainesville
Seth Blake Morris age 25 of Gainesville, formerly of Demorest passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on October 11, 1994, he was a son of Tra ...
Reverend Claude Mahaffey, 58, Flowery Branch
Rev. Claude Mahaffey, age 58, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Shirley Knight Mahaffey. Rev. Mahaffey i ...


Luke Alan Franklin, 48, Pendergrass
Luke Alan Franklin, age 48 of Pendergrass passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 5 ...


Carolyn Ausborn Stowe, 73, Eastanollee
Mrs. Carolyn Ausborn Stowe age 73 of Eastanollee passed August 26, 2020 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. A daughter of the late James Robert and Dollie Peyton Ausborn, she was born ...


Elmer Oscar Nix, 88, Cleveland
Mr. Elmer Oscar Nix, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020.   Mr. Nix was born in Murphy, NC to the late William and Litha McClure Nix. He served ...
Richard Eugene Oliver, 68, Cleveland
Richard Eugene Oliver, age 68, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Mr. Oliver was born on May 14, 1952, in Habersham County, to the late Clyde and Eleanor C ...
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.