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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 16th, 2021


Mattie Mae Bradford, 81, Cumming
Mattie Mae Bradford, 81, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Willie Mae Collins; daughter, Gail Russell; an ...


Elena J. Belansky, 83, Sugar Hill
Elena J. Belansky, age 83, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Peter Belansky; daughter, Donna Eberhardt; son-i ...
Dana William Gile, 74, Buford
Dana William Gile, 74, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dene Willard and Marguerite Miller Gile. Mr. Gile is survived ...


Joan Margaret Arthurs, Flowery Branch
Joan Margaret Arthurs passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 16, 2021. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Memorial Park South Ce ...
Mrs. Kathleen Mary (Mazzukelly) DeYoung, age 90, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Kathleen was born October 9, 1931, in Chicago, ...
Wilma Ruth Watkins, 89, Gainesville
Wilma Ruth Watkins, age 89, of Gainesville entered heaven Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton.  Mrs. Watkins was born June 16, 1932 i ...


Bruce Edward Allen, Braselton
 Bruce Edward Allen of Braselton, Georgia, passed away peacefully at this home on Saturday, October 16, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind a close fami ...
Annie Ruby "Marie" Palmer, 79, Braselton
Mrs. Annie Ruby "Marie" (Gearin) Palmer, age 79, of Braselton Ga, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 16, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Su ...


Ouida Lou Bridges, 96, Danielsville
Mrs. Ouida Lou Dean Bridges, age 96, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, October 16, 2021 at University of Florida Health.  Mrs. Bridges was born in Danielsville to the late We ...


Wesley Leon Turner, 81, Toccoa
Mr. Wesley Leon Turner, age 81 of Bend N Hickory Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late John W. Turner an ...


Julia Ann Simmons went to her heavenly home on October 16, 2021 after a period of declining health. She was born on February 18, 1940, in Greensboro, North Carolina to the late ...
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.