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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 15th, 2021


Carolyn M. Crumley, 87, Homer
Carolyn M. Crumley, age 87, of Homer, Georgia went to her heavenly home on Friday, October 15, 2021. Mrs. Crumley was born on April 28, 1934 in Banks County, Georgia to the late ...


Pamela “Pam” Copeland, 59, of Auburn, GA, died Friday, October 15, 2021. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 6 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Ch ...
Jessica Kay Vaughan, 31, Statham
Jessica Kay Vaughan, age 31, of Staham, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2021. Ms. Vaughan was born on May 17, 1990 in Georgia. Jessica was a very in ...


Patricia Dianne Cantrell, 70, Dawsonville
Mrs. Patricia Dianne Cantrell, 70, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday ...


James Howard Hughes, 78, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. He was born November 9, 1942 in Seneca, South Carolina. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of ...


Eleanor Ann LaPlante, Flowery Branch
Eleanor Ann LaPlante passed away peacefully on October 15, 2021.  She was born April 12, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Angeline Gaudette Munn and Carl H. Munn who precede h ...
Charlotte Helena Haste, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Charlotte Helena Haste, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Cedarhurst of Oakwood following an extended illness.  Memorial services wil ...
Joyce Jennifer Kirby, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Jennifer Kirby, 80, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p ...


Barry Stuart Gowder, 54, Braselton
Barry Stuart Gowder, age 54, of Braselton passed away Thursday, October 15, 2021.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Barry graduated from Gainesville High ...


Benny Ellis Richardson, 69, Carnesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Benny Ellis Richardson, age 69 of Carnesville, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 15, 2021.  Mr. Richardson was born i ...
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.