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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 4th, 2020


Lee Ellen Weatherwax Coppola of Cumming Georgia, formally of Glenville New York, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday August 4th, 2020. She was 87 years old. She was preceded in ...
Norma Leticia Aviles Andrade 52, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 4th, 2020 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Visitation will be on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 f ...


Linda Paula Bryant Loggins, age 71, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Born on September 13, 1948, in Acworth, she was raised a poor share cropper by her ...
  Mary Imogene London Kimbrell, age 87 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  Born in Cornelia, Georgia on February 20, 1933 to the late Thomas Leo ...


Linda Carol Sayre, 77, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Carol Sayre, age 77, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who went to be with the Lord on August 3, 2020. She knew, with all her heart, tha ...


Suzanne Michelle Farris (Susie) passed away on August 4, 2020.  Susie was a devoted mother, wife, and new grandmother. She cherished her four children and 2 bonus children as ...


William Thomas Couch, 75, Cleveland
William Thomas Couch, age 75, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Bill was born in Hall County to the late Clyde and Mary Maebell Thomas Couch. In addition to par ...
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.