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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 10th, 2021


Leonora Cynthia LeBaron, 81, Dawsonville
Leonora Cynthia LeBaron, 81, of Dawsonville went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 10, 2021.  She passed away at her home following an extended illness. Born on June ...


Shirley Deloyce Deer, 79, Dacula
Shirley Deloyce Deer, age 79 of Dacula, died Friday, December 10th, 2021 following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 15, 20 ...


Stanley Richard "Ricky" Arrowood, age 66 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. Born in Cumming, Georgia on May 21, 1955, he was a son of the l ...
Seaborn Mitchell Cromer, age 79 of Alto, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021.  Born in Royston, Georgia on October 15, 1942, he was a son of the late Thomas Seaborn Cr ...
Ivan Huaroco Hurtado, 26, Demorest
Ivan Huaroco Hurtado, age 26 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 following injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Demorest, Georgia o ...


Nam Thi Tran, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Nam Thi Tran, 84 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Fune ...


Hazel Minish Benton, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Hazel Minish Benton, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Benton was born in Commerce to the late Walt ...


Fredy Gene Swain, 60, Eatonton
Fredy Gene Swain, age 60, of Eatonton, GA passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.   Born on Jan. 11, 1961 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Swain was the son of the late Fred and Mozel ...


Travis Gordon Dacus, 68, Toccoa, formerly of Lula
Mr. Travis Gordon Dacus, 68, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at his residence in Toccoa, GA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, De ...


Lorrie Ann Sarker, 55, Cleveland
Mrs. Lorrie Ann Sarker, age 55, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021. Mrs. Sarker was born on September 8, 1966 in Duluth to Emmett and Lois Wade.  She is pr ...
Ruthelene Humphries Fain, 83, Cleveland
Ruthelene Humphries Fain, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. Mrs. Fain was born on May 8, 1938, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Claude and Ellen ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.