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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

Forsyth

Mary Elizabeth Belz Bruckner, 74, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Oct. 19, 2021.  Mary Buckner, the daughter of William Augustus Belz & Elizabeth Fragge, was born Ja ...

Gwinnett

Marsha Green, 69, Lawrenceville
Marsha Green, 69, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Ms. Green has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945- ...
Adam Hardt, 31, Buford
Adam Hardt, 31, of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 after an extended illness. Mr. Hardt has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Hamilton Mill Memoria ...
Jeffrey Ray Miller, 61, Buford
Jeffrey Ray Miller, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on October 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Miller; sister, Jane Reed; niece, Lindsey Brown; grandpa ...
Marie Agnes Palczynski, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Agnes Bruns; brothers, Bill Bruns, Fra ...

Habersham

Faye Chitwood Higgins, 92, Cornelia
Faye Chitwood Higgins, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Mrs. Higgins was born on April 4, 1929 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Wiley a ...
Wanda Myers Thompson, age 76, of Alto, Georgia , went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Mrs. Thompson was born on May 22, 1945, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Joh ...
James L. “JL” Wright, age 80 of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  James was born on September 11, 1941 in Alto, Ge ...

Hall

W. Nell Dale, 93, Gainesville
W. Nell Dale passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021 at The Oaks at Hampton in Cumming, GA.  Visitation for family and friends will be at Little and Davenport in Gainesvill ...
Rickey Phillips, 62, Gainesville
Rickey Phillips, 62, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday October 19, 2021 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 7, 1959, Rickey was a native of Pick ...

Jackson

Donald Alfred Brooks, 61, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Alfred Brooks, age 61 of Maysville who entered into rest Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  Mr. Brooks was born in Winder, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Estelle Beatrice Patterson, age 94 of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Hall County on June 13, 1927 to the late Lonnie Mart ...

Other

Marvin Lloyd Wallis, 81, Blue Ridge
Marvin Lloyd Wallis, age 81, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on October 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by wife, Annette Masters Wallis; son, Phillip Wallis. He is survived by his ...
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.