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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 20th, 2021


Richard Dewey Black, 74, Buford
Richard Dewey Black, age 74, of Buford, GA, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Ann Black; parents, Dewey Black and ...
Robert ”Bobby” Lee Stevens, III, 71, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2021. Bobby was born in 1950 to Robert L. Stevens Jr. and Ann Chancellor. Bobby gre ...
Michael Frank Valdez, 75, Buford
  Mr. Michael Frank Valdez, age 75 of Buford, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021 surrounded by his family. Private services will be held. The family will receive ...


John Robert Briggs, 79, Mt. Airy
  John Robert Briggs, age 79 of Mt. Airy, Georgia is healed and in the arms of Jesus.  John passed away December 20th due to an extended illness.  Just like he ...
Ma Elena Martinez De Lara, age 68 of Alto, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021.  Born in Mexico on November 17, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Francisco Martinez ...
Marion Dwayne Kimbrell, 73, Cornelia
Marion Dwayne Kimbrell, age 73, of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021.  Born on July 29, 1948, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late John Marion and Eth ...


Juan Carlos Mejia Quintero, 36, Flowery Branch
Mr. Juan Carlos Mejia Quintero, age 36, of Flowery Branch passed away December 20, 2021. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Prince of Peace Catholic ...
Richard Earl Richey, 93, Farnham, VA
Mr. Richard Earl Richey, 93, of Farnham, VA, passed away December 20, 2021 at Lancashire Nursing Home in VA.           & ...


James Allen Sears, 82, Commerce
Mr. James Allen Sears, age 82, of Commerce passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sears was born in Commerce to the late, Ge ...


Lynda Lokey Gresham, 81, Peachtree City
Lynda Lokey Gresham, age 81, of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home on December 20, 2021.   She was born on August 20, 1940 in De ...
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.