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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 28th, 2021


Michael A. Reed, 53, Sugar Hill
Michael A. Reed, 53, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Floyd and Clara Dean Henderson; Joseph L. Reed and Franc ...
Jackie Hunnicutt Scott, 76, Suwanee
Jackie Hunnicutt Scott, 76, of Suwanee, GA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 28. Born on May 10, 1945, Jackie was raised in Central, South Carolina, graduating from Se ...


Janet Taylor Parker, 91, Clarkesville
  Janet Taylor Parker, age 91 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on March 06, 1930, she ...


Janet Duncan Lewis, 69, Flowery Branch
Janet Duncan Lewis, 69, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  She was preceded in death by parents, Barney and Cammie Davis Duncan. Mrs. Lewis is s ...
Duette Moore, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Duette Moore, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November ...
Mr. Forrest Farrel “Bud” Stacy, Jr., age 80, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family. A private interm ...
Charles William Wilson, 64, Murrayville
Charles William Wilson, 64, of Murrayville, Ga., died on October 28, 2021. A Visitation will be held at W.R. Strickland & Sons, Clermont, Ga., on Saturday, October 30, 2021, fr ...


James Steve Smith, 74, Commerce
James Steve Smith, 74, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Smith; and brother, Christopher Michael Smith. Mr. Smi ...
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.