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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 12th, 2021


Rev. Luke Parson, 80, Homer
Rev. Luke Parson, age 80 of Homer, GA passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021.   Born on Jan. 14, 1941 in Banks County, GA, Rev. Parson was the son of the late Huel and Gla ...


Dr. James Clouser, 58, Dawsonville
Dr. James Clouser, 58, of Dawsonville, passed away on December 12, 2021 following a brief illness. Jim was born on December 11, 1963 in Dubois, Pa, to Charles and Mary (Lombardo) C ...
Shirl Diane Nix, 69, Dawsonville
Shirl Diane Nix, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 12, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness. Born November 7, 1952, Shirl had been a resident of Daws ...


Jack Denney McClure of Suwanee, GA passed away December 12, 2021. Jack was born on June 10, 1932 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Jack was a lifelong resident of Atlan ...


Hazel Wooten Poole, 95, Clarkesville
Hazel Wooten Poole, age 95 of Clarkesville, Georgia took her Heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 21, 1926 ...


Frances Louise Leckie, 91, Gainesville
Frances Louise Leckie, age 91 went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness along with declining health issues on Sunday, December 12, 2021 surrounded by her family. Louis ...
Roman Ulises Soto, 28, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roman Ulises Soto, 28, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 ...


Mrs. Mildred E. Savage Tow, 89, of Talmo, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p ...
Geraldine Wheeler, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss. Geraldine Wheeler, age 69, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021.  Miss. Wheeler was born in Jefferson, Ge ...
Shirley Dean Wilson, 74, Hoschton
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Dean Wilson, age 74, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Mrs. Wilson was born in ...
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.