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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 15th, 2021


Kenneth Wayne Calhoun, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Kenneth Wayne Calhoun age 80 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday December 15, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...


Cindy Savage Sapp, 58, Mount Airy
Cindy Savage Sapp, age 58 of Mount Airy, Georgia took her Heavenly flight home to be with her Lord & Savior on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Born in Habersham Count ...
Lizzie Faye Ledford Sugg, 70, Hollywood
Lizzie Faye Ledford Sugg, age 70 of Hollywood, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Born August 22, 1951 on Warwoman Road in Clayton, Georgia, Mrs. Sugg was the ...


Thomas James Reid, 83, Gainesville
Thomas James Reid, 83, of Gainesville, GA, died on December 15, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born on December 10, 1938 in Keokuk, IA to Oaklyn James and E ...
Jason Thomas Traylor, 45, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Thomas Traylor, 45, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. A memorial service will be held at ...


Harold Melton Green, 81, Hoschton
Harold Melton Green, 81, of Hoschton, GA, passed away on December 15th, 2021. Harold was born on September 5th, 1940, to Harold Forrest Greene and Ethel Edmondson Haley in Soddy ...
Patrick Edward O'Mara, 69, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Patrick Edward O’Mara, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  Mr. O&rsqu ...


Betty Lou Wordlow, 82, Atlanta
Betty Lou Wordlow 82 of Atlanta passed away on Wednesday, December 15th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.


Marvin Leroy Phillips, 93, Rabun Gap
Marvin Leroy Phillips, age 93, of Rabun Gap, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.   Born on December 24, 1927, in West Union, West Virginia, he was a son of th ...
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.