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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 24th, 2021


Horace Whitfield, 76, Gillsville
Mr. Horace Whitfield, age 76 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Whitfield was born in Gillsville to Mary Belle Savage Echols of Gil ...


Selma Godbee Shannon, 97, Cornelia
Selma Godbee Shannon, age 97, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on October 24, 2021. Mrs. Shannon was born on May 31, 1924 in Eatonton, Georgia to the late James L. and Jania Gay ...


Julie Ann Morris, 61, Gainesville
Julie Ann Morris, age 61 of Gainesville entered rest Sunday Oct. 24, 2021 at her residence. Julie was born October 27, 1959 in Homer. She worked in production at Gress Foods for ...


Henry B. Hughes, 69, Jefferson
Henry B. Hughes, age 69, of Jefferson, GA, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. He was born in 1952, to the late Wesley and Lois Hughes. Henry was a Forsyth County School gradu ...


Mr. Charles “Muff” Huett Christian, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021.  Mr. Christian was born in Fulton County on July 27, 1935, to the ...


Dewey Allen Holcomb, 74, Toccoa
Dewey Allen Holcomb, age 74, of Toccoa, formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away at his residence on Sunday, October 24, 2021 following an extended battle with cancer. &nbs ...
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.