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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 8th, 2021

Banks

Debra Jean Parr, 51, Maysville
Debra Jean Parr, age 51 of Maysville, GA passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.   Born on July 10, 1970 in Commerce, GA, Ms. Parr was the daughter of Bonnie Hunter Parr and th ...
Roy Henry Yonce, 89, Commerce
Mr. Roy Henry Yonce, Jr., age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 8, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Yonce was born in Lula to the late Roy, Sr. and Frankie Williams Yonce.&n ...

Forsyth

Bruce Elbert Dills, 52, Cumming
Bruce Elbert Dills, age 52, of Cumming, GA passed away suddenly on October 7, 2021. Bruce loved spending time with his family and loved being a proud PawPaw to his granddaughter Ry ...
Gustavo Torres-Silva, 44, Cumming
Gustavo Torres-Silva 44 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, October 8th, 2021. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the chapel of McD ...

Gwinnett

Winston R. Burel, 94, Buford
Winston R. Burel, age 94, of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Martin Burel, second wife, Kathleen Pugh Bu ...
Timothy Joseph Warren, 58, Buford
Timothy Joseph Warren, 58, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, October 8, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Warren; and mother, Jeanette McDonald Warren. Mr. Warre ...

Habersham

Ruby Goldie Thomason Free, 79, Nicholson, formerly of Habersham County
Ruby Goldie Thomason Free, age 79 of Nicholson, formerly of Habersham County, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. Born on April 3, 1942, in Cornelia, she was a daughter of t ...
Garland Stanhope Mullinax, 83, Mount Airy
Garland Stanhope Mullinax, age 83, of Mount Airy, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 8, 2021. Mr. Mullinax was born on December 29, 1937, in Habersham County, ...
Michael Tanksley, 40, Cornelia
Michael Tanksley, age 40, of Cornelia, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, October 8, 2021. Mr. Tanksley was born on October 3, 1981 in Hall County, Georgia. maternal g ...

Hall

Mark Allen Barner, 58, Gainesville
Mr. Mark Allen Barner, age 58, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton. Mr. Barner was born September 24, 1963 i ...
Paula Ann Powers, 57, Gainesville
Paula Ann Powers, 57 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 after a brief illness.  She was born to the late J.W. and Patsy Ann Day in Cumming GA.  She ...
Roland T. Scales, 84, Flowery Branch
Roland T. Scales, age 84, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Billy and Martha Bowen Scales and by nine ...
Gerald (Jerry) L. Stratton, 83, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gerald (Jerry) L. Stratton, 83, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Funeral services will be held at ...
Horace Edwin Threlkeld, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Horace Edwin Threlkeld, 75, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday ...

Jackson

Sharon Benjamin, Commerce
Sharon Benjamin, 74, of Commerce, GA, died Friday, October 8, 2021. A memorial service was held Friday, October 15, 2021 at St. Mary and Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church. Hamilto ...
Deborah Hogan Bland, 70, Commerce
Deborah Hogan Bland, Age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Born on Jan. 24, 1951 in Barrow County, GA, Ms. Bland was the daughter of the late Hoyt Lee and ...

Other

Danny Wayne Kimsey, 65, Carnesville
Rev. Danny Wayne Kimsey, age 65 of Hubbard Road, Carnesville passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A son of the late John Terrell Kimsey ...
Rusty Garnett McLeroy, 59, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rusty Garnett McLeroy, age 59 of Athens, Georgia who passed peacefully into Heavens Gates on Friday, October 8, 2021 after a long batt ...

Stephens

Jessie Childs York, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Jessie Childs York, age 81 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Roscoe and Mattie Jordan Childs, ...

White

Jonathan Lloyd Wylie, 20, Cleveland
Jonathan Lloyd Wylie, born June 7, 2001, to Lloyd and Yanira Wylie, passed away on September 8, 2021, in Jacksonville FL. Jonathan had been a well-liked member of the White County ...
William Larry Edge, 74, Sautee
William Larry Edge, age 74 of Sautee passed away October 08, 2021.  He was born in Athens, GA to the late William Ellis Edge and Sarah Lucille Edge on December 04, 1946.& ...
Dorothy Jean Stelmachers, 86, Cleveland
Dorothy Jean Stelmachers, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Dorothy was born on May 31, 1935, in Cleveland Georgia, to the late Jody and Lula Thoma ...
Shirley Ann Vallad, 78, Cleveland
Shirley Ann Barrett Vallad, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. Mrs. Vallad was born on March 5, 1943, in Fulton County, to the late Seaborn and Eula P ...
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.