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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 14th, 2021

Dawson

Opal Reece, 94, Dawsonville
Opal Reece, 94, of Alpharetta passed away Thursday October 14, 2021 following a period of declining health. Born August 27, 1927 and originally from Dawsonville, Opal had been a ...

Gwinnett

Ileana Gilgor, 83, Lawrenceville
Ileana Gligor, 83, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Thursday, October 14, 2021. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. An even ...

Habersham

Korakanh Rasphoumy, 66, Cornelia
Korakanh Rasphoumy age 66, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. No formal services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to ...
Dorothy Lou Dodd Turner, age 89 of Alto, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021.    Born July 4, 1932, in Banks County, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Lon ...
Linda Sue Watts, 71, Alto
  Linda Sue Watts, 71, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Born November 10, 1949 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Evelyn Mathi ...

Hall

Florence Lillian Haug Fisher, 94, Gainesville
  On September 4, 2021, the family of Florence Lillian Haug Fisher gathered together at her bed and watched as she moved into her final home, her mansion prepared by Jesus. ...
LaRue Bell Pethel, 90, Gainesville
LaRue Bell Pethel, 90 of Gainesville, passed away quietly on October 14th, 2021, at home surrounded by family. LaRue was born in Gainesville, Georgia, on July 2nd, 1931, to Datha B ...
Lillian Shope Gilreath, 91, Gainesville
Lillian Shope Gilreath, 91 of Gainesville passed away Thursday October 14, 2021. Born in Belmont, North Carolina, Mrs. Gilreath had lived in Hall County for most of her life.&nb ...
Sarah Summerour, 62, Gainesville
Ms. Sarah Summerour, 62, of Gainesville passed away on October 14, 2021 following a brief illness. Sarah was a devoted mother who loved her children beyond measure and put their ...
Hershel Jerome Winfrey, 79, Gainesville
Hershel Jerome Winfrey, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 14, 2021 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held 2:30 ...

Jackson

Yoi-Cha Wingard, 62, Maysville
Yol-Cha Wingard, age 62 of Maysville, GA passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at her residence.   Born on Dec. 26, 1958 in Seoul Korea, Ms. Wingard was a homemaker. ...

Other

Charles Edwin Osborne, 75, Royston
Charles Edwin Osborne, age 75 of Royston, GA passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.   Born on Feb. 20, 1946 in Gwinnett County, Mr. Osborne was the son of the late Albert a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Caroline Elaine Holbrooks Standridge age 54 of Toccoa passed away October 14, 2021 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Bobby Sanford and Darlene Graham Holb ...
Mr. Raymond Hamilton Murray, age 88 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his residence.  A son of the late Raymond Ganson Murray and Emma Ruth Hamilton Mur ...

White

Jerrod Burton Thrift Hurst, age 24, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021.   Jerrod was born on November 11, 1996, in Brunswick, Georgia, to Robert and ...
Curtis Joe Motes, 35, Cleveland
Mr. Curtis Joe Motes, 35, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2: ...
Laura Marble Stephens, 61 went to be with the Lord at home on Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Fred Stephens for 39 years. Born May 6, 1960 in Sarasota, Flor ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.