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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 23rd, 2021


John Allen Ledbetter, 57, Cumming
Mr. John Allen Ledbetter age 57 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at Northside Hospital Forsyth- Cumming, Ga following a sudden illness. Visitation will be ...


Cameron Hunter Storms, 22, Buford
Cameron Hunter Storms, age 22, of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.  Cameron was born on March 5, 1999, in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the age of 16, he began ...


Major Willis Lee Jones, 96, Gainesville
Major Willis Lee Jones, USAF, Retired, 96, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in the Chapel of Memori ...


Mr. Henry David “Dave” Casper, age 79, of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...


Charlotte Waters Beverlett, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Born on Oct. 15, 1951 in Atlanta, GA, Miss. Beverlett was the daughter of the late Will ...
Harold "Jerome" Wingard, 74, Maysville
Harold “Jerome” Wingard, age 74 of Maysville, GA passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Born on Aug. 14, 1947 in Toccoa, GA, Mr. Wingard was the son of the late Ocie ...


Milton Larry Strickland (age 71) of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2021 after a very hard fought battle with an aggressive Lymphoma. Larry was born on Dec ...


  Paxton Tate Hughes passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was born on November 23, 2021, to Austin Hughes and Ciera Free Hughes. Paxton is preceded in death b ...
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.