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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 12th, 2021


Joan Ann (Thomas) Green, 85, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, November 12, 2021. She was born January 13, 1936 to the late Charlie B. and Ann Thomas, and was also preceded in deat ...


Fred Junior Barnes, 89, Gainesville
 Mr. Fred Junior Barnes, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday morning, November 12, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedu ...
Gloria 'Ann' Strickland, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Gloria “Ann” Strickland age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday November 12, 2021 at her residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be hel ...
Jack David Whidden, Jr., 79, Murrayville
Mr. Jack David Whidden, Jr. age 79, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021. Jack proudly volunteered and served in the Army's 1st Cavalry Divisio ...


Raymond L. Garland, Jr., 74, Commerce
Raymond L. Garland, Jr., age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.   Born on Oct. 1, 1947 in Brockton, Mass., Mr. Garland was the son of the late Raym ...


Sally Faye Mason, 41, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sally Faye Mason, born January 14, 1980, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021. Sally was preceded in death by her mother Betty Mason; paternal gra ...


William Bowyer “Bill” Handley, age 99 of Rabun Gap, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 12, 2021. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on May 16, ...


Mrs. Rita Joyce Fowler Williams, age 60 of McMurray Lake Road, Toccoa passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Tommy Lee Fowler and Mary Ne ...
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.