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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 17th, 2021


Judy Harris, 75, Dawsonville
Judy Harris, 75, of Dawsonville passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. Born December 13, 1946, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  Judy was formerly employed ...


James Olen Castleberry, 81, Cumming
James Olen Castleberry, age 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 17th, 2021.  Olen was born and raised in the Chestatee community by Guy and Ada Castleberry ...


Amanda Aponte, 27, Buford
Amanda Aponte, age 27, of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021.  She is survived by her parents, Angel and Wanda Roman Aponte; sisters, Karina and Angelicia Ap ...
Donald Wade Hubbard, 65, Hoschton
Donald Wade Hubbard, a proud father and loving husband of Hoschton, Georgia, passed away on December 17, 2021 at the age of 65 after a nearly month-long battle from complications w ...


Mr. David Benjamin Bullock, 59, of Lula, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021 in the C ...
Edwin Claude Radle, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Edwin Claude Radle, 85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at his residence with his wife and son at his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. ...
Funeral services for Velva G. Forrester Tribble, age 90 of Lula, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Austin Kelley will officiat ...


Cletus Hatton, 80, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Cletus Hatton, age 80 of Commerce, Georgia who entered rest Friday, December 17, 2021.  Mr. Hatton was born in Hazar ...
Daniel Lee Parkinson, III, 52, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Daniel Lee Parkinson III, age 52 of Jefferson, Georgia.  Mr. Parkinson was born in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the ...


Mr. Vitty Walter “Walt” Dobruck, Sr., age 79, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021. He was born on June 17, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut to ...


Thadious Alaska “Bo” Garland, Jr., 83, Rivioli Point, Westminster, SC
Mr. Thadious Alaska “Bo” Garland, Jr. age 83, of Rivioli Point, Westminster, SC, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home.  A son of the late Thadious ...


Henry Joe Meeks, 76, Cleveland
Henry Joe Meeks, age 76, of Cleveland, formerly Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021.  Born on November 3, 1945, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late ...
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.