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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 5th, 2021

Dawson

Denise Scarborough, 52, Dawsonville
Denise Scarborough, 52, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Born March 26, 1969 in Dayton, Ohio, she had lived in Dawson County since 2018 having moved from Bea ...

Forsyth

Johnny Dean Haga, 72, Cumming
Mr. Johnny Dean Haga, 72, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his residence. No services are planned at this time. Born on May 2, 1949 in Marion, VA, he was th ...

Gwinnett

Georgiana Johnston Ivester, 79, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Mrs. Ivester has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Robert Randall Wright, 59, Buford
Mr. Robert Randall Wright, age 59, of Buford passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. A Private Family Memorial will take place at a later date. Mr. Wright was born September 20 ...

Habersham

Eloise Cooper Crowder, 100, Cornelia
Eloise Cooper Crowder, age 100, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Mrs. Crowder was born on November 13, 1920 in Tignall Georgia to the lat ...
Dorothy Marilla Martin (b. November 21, 1944), died Tuesday, October 5, of complications related to multiple myeloma.   Marilla, often referred to as “Wah” by m ...
  Flora Eloise Thomas, age 76 of Alto entered heaven Monday October 4, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Eloise was born May 5, 1945 in Gainesvi ...
Janet Carol Smith Whitfield, age 67, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Born in Toccoa, Georgia on November 16, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Jos ...

Hall

Jeff Austin, 64, Buford
Having courageously battled prostate cancer for 10 years, Jeff Austin, 64, went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2021.  Jeff lived in Buford, Georgia with his wife, C ...
Betty Jo Evans, 88, Gainesville
Betty Jo Evans, a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed to eternal rest on October 5, 2021 at age 88 after a prolonged illness. Betty Jo was born to Thoma ...
Mary Helen Jones Gibbs, 92, Gainesville
Mary Helen Jones Gibbs, age 92, passed away peacefully in her home October 5, 2021.   She was born May 19, 1929 in the Nacoochee Valley of White County, and was raised b ...
Charles Edward Hartfield, 71, Clermont
Charles Edward Hartfield, age 71 of Clermont entered heaven Tuesday October 5, 2021 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home. Charles was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Charle ...
Lynn Gibbons Striker, 78, Augusta, formerly of Gainesville
Lynn Gibbons Striker entered fully into the presence of the Lord on October 5, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was 78 years old.  Lynn is ...
David Eugene Waters, 55, Clermont
Mr. David Eugene Waters, 55, of Clermont, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. The family will receive friends at Memoria ...

Jackson

Doug Aycock, 78, Hoschton
Mr. Doug Aycock, age 78, of Hoschton, Ga., formerly of Thomaston, Ga, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 8, ...
Peggy Elaine Whisnant, 62, Jefferson
Peggy Elaine Whisnant, age 62 of Jefferson, GA passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.   Born on June 19, 1959 in Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Whisnant was the daughter of the la ...

Lumpkin

Betty J. Salter, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty J. Salter, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Betty was born on February 27, 1929, to the late Dewey (Doc) and Edna Lipscomb of Dahlonega, Geo ...

Other

Kevin Ray Wallace, 52, Harrison
Kevin Ray Wallace, 52, of Harrison, GA, formerly of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Kevin spent his 30 year professional career in public safety. He began with the Al ...

Stephens

Lucille Roberts Coker, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Lucille Roberts Coker, age 90 of Highway 184, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia. A daughter of the late James Cla ...

White

Billy Ray Amerson, 67, Cleveland
Billy Ray Amerson, age 67 of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 05, 2021. Born in Darlington, South Carolina on June 23, 1954, he was a son of the late Jessie R ...
Patsy Lynn Garrison, 60, Cleveland
Patsy Lynn Garrison, age 60, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Ms. Garrison was born on September 10, 1961, in Barrow County, to the late John Thomas Garris ...
Mildred White Greear left this world on September 25, 2021, after a long, eventful, and creative life.  Born on October 19, 1920, she spent her childhood in Laurel, Mississipp ...
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...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.