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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 14th, 2021

Gwinnett

Robert W. "Bob" Adams, 88, Dacula
Robert W. “Bob” Adams, 88, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Cha ...
Lisa Smith Bell, 59, Buford
Lisa Smith Bell, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Jeff Bell;  parents, Jack K. and ...

Habersham

  John Kimsey “Kim” Lawson, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  Born in Gainesville, Georgia on July 25, 1960, he was a so ...
Charles Robert London, 85, Demorest
  Charles Robert London, age 85 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  Born in Cornelia, Georgia on December 21, 1935, he was a son of the late ...

Hall

Betty Dianne Elliott, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Dianne Elliott, 71, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. Funeral services will be held at 3: ...
Carol Barker Roper, Gainesville
Carol Barker Roper passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021.  She was born July 4, 1938 daughter of the late James Roscoe and Ruth Cox Barker. Mrs. Roper attended Dawson ...
Carol Barker Roper, Gainesville
Carol Barker Roper passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021.  She was born July 4, 1938 daughter of the late James Roscoe and Ruth Cox Barker. Mrs. Roper attended Dawson ...
Joshua Roy Alto Tatum, 35, Flowery Branch
Joshua Roy Alto Tatum, age 35, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Connie Garner Tatum.&n ...

Other

Norman Dove, Jr., 74, Canon
Norman Dove, Jr. age 74 of Canon entered rest Tuesday December 14, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Athens. Norman was born October 14, 1947 in Royston to the late Norman, ...
Katie Mae Patterson, 90, Danielsville
Mrs. Katie Mae Patterson, age 90, of Danielsville passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at her residence.  Mrs. Patterson was born in Commerce to the late, Early and Lois ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Phyllis Jean Cochran Edmonds, age 96 of Harris Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Clemson Downs Care Center in Pickens, South Carolina. A ...
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.