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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 11th, 2021

Gwinnett

James "Jim" Conley, 78, Hoschton
James “Jim” Conley, age 78, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Conley.  M ...
Marios Payiatsos, 59, Hoschton
Marios Payiatsos, age 59, resident of Hoschton GA, passed away Saturday December 11,2021 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mario is preceded in death by his father, Michael Payiats ...

Habersham

Danny William Clark, 72, Clarkesville
Danny William Clark, age 72, of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  Born on June 4, 1949, in Columbia, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Dougl ...
Steven Alan Ward, 44, Clarkesville
Steven Alan Ward, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Mr. Ward was born on February 5, 1977 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a member of B ...

Hall

Mark Andrew Cohen, 54, Flowery Branch
Mark Andrew Cohen, age 54, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021.  He is survived by his children, Emily Cohen of Buford, GA and Jacob Cohn of Bufo ...
Mickey Farmer, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Mickey Farmer, 73, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. ...
Bonita Yvette Mack, 54, Gainesville
Miss. Bonita Yvette Mack was born to the late James “Big Dude” Mack & Ms. Edith Slaughter in Gainesville, Ga on January 20, 1967.     Bonita wa ...
Andres Misael Reyes, 33, Oakwood
Mr. Andres Misael Reyes, 33, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.     Funeral services will be held at 2:0 ...
Wayne Norris Smallwood, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Norris Smallwood, 48, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, Decembe ...
Dorothy Lemon Stanford, 83, Gainesville
Dorothy Lemon Stanford, age 83 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on December 11th.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. John Stanford (Gaine ...

Jackson

Harry J.C. Martin, 26, Commerce
Mr. Harry J.C. Martin, 26, of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Piedmont Hospital in Athens, GA. A Celebration to honor his Love, Life and Memory will be h ...

Lumpkin

Helen Holtzclaw Burt, 95, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Holtzclaw Burt, age 95, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The daughter of Annie Davis Holtzclaw and Gardie Holtzclaw, Helen Louise was bo ...

Other

Mr. Harold Alvin Ayers, age 69, of Ila, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021. Mr. Ayers was born to the late Herman and Lois Turpin Ayers.  In addition to parents, he was ...

Stephens

Paul Vasser, 63, Martin
  Paul Vasser, age 63, of Martin, Georgia formerly of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Mr. Vasser was born on April 3, 1958 in Habersham Coun ...
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.