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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 11th, 2021


Aline Crane McClure, 90, Dawsonville
  Aline Crane McClure, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at Lanier Place in Cumming following a period of declining health. Born October 12, 1930 t ...


Carol Ann Epperson, 79, Cornelia
Carol Ann Epperson, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia went to her heavenly home on Monday, October 11, 2021. Ms. Epperson was born on October 17, 1941 in Anderson County, South Carol ...
Elizabeth Ann Ziegler Peterson, age 69, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Elizabeth Ann Ziegler Peterson (“Ann”) was born April 3, 1952 i ...


The family of Richard ‘Dick’ M. Eckert mourn his passing on September 17, 2021. Dick was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on November 24, 1929 to Harold McClain Eckert ...
Rev.John W. Evans, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Rev. John W. Evans, Jr. was born May 28, 1932, in Monroe, Ga. to the late, John W. Evans, Sr. and Trummie Evans. From their union 15 children were born, Rev. Evans being the se ...
Barbara Ann Lowe Martin, 78, Clermont
Ms. Barbara Ann Lowe Martin. 78, of Clermont, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at her residence.   Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 ...


James Howard Skelton, 72, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Howard Skelton, age 72, of Hoschton, Georgia, who entered into rest Monday October 11, 2021. Mr. Skelton was born in Hoschton, G ...


Russ Talmadge Barker, 88, Norcross
Rev. Russell (Russ) Talmadge Barker, age 89 passed away Monday, October 11, 2021. He was born September 17, 1932, in Norcross, Georgia, and passed away in Columbus, Georgia.&n ...


Mr. Frederick "Fred" Arthur Poore, age 59 of Cleveland passed away October 11, 2021. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.  ...
Richard Russell Smith, Sr, 84, Cleveland
Richard Russell Smith, Sr., age 84, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021. Mr. Smith was born on January 8, 1937, in Hogansville, Georgia, to the late Robert Rus ...
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.