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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 23rd, 2021

Dawson

Wayne Douglas Cox, 71, Dawsonville
Wayne Douglas Cox, age 71, of Dawsonville, GA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 23, 2021. Douglas was a member at Coal Mountain Baptist Church in Cumming, GA, wh ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Geraldine “Gerry” Diane DeMers, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by ...

Habersham

Evelyn Lois Todd Barron, 90, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Evelyn Lois Todd Barron, age 90 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021.  She was born in Stephens County, Georgia on February 8, 1931, the daug ...
  Daisy Elizabeth Tallent Sanders, age 86 of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 23, 2021. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on Decembe ...

Hall

Ronnie Edwin Jones, 64, Gainesville
Ronnie Edwin Jones age 64, entered rest Thursday December 23, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family. Ronnie was born May 31, 1957 in Gainesville to the late Lewis Sr. & ...
Helen 'Boot' Osborne, 82, Gainesville
Helen “Boot” Osborne, a lifelong resident of Hall County, was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. She went home to be with her Heavenly F ...
Tommy Eugene O’Kelley, 87, Clermont
Tommy Eugene O’Kelley, 87, of Clermont, Ga. died on Thursday, December 23, 2021. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Christian Hi ...
Joseph Duncan Sims, 87, Flowery Branch
Joseph Duncan Sims, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Marvin and Mildred Sims. Mr. Sims is survi ...
Wanda Faye Wolfe, 65, Gainesville
Ms. Wanda Faye Wolfe, 65, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 at her residence following a sudden illness. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park F ...

Jackson

Wilson Gearhardt Freeze, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Wilson Gearhardt Freeze, age 90 of Jefferson who entered rest Thursday, December 23, 2021.  Mr. Freeze was born in P ...
Norma Jean Hall Poff, age 78, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021. Memorial Services will be held 7:00 Pm Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The fami ...
William Bryant Thomas, 44, Nicholson
Mr. William Bryant Thomas, age 44 of Nicholson, died Thursday, December 23, 2021 after injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident. Mr. Thomas was born and raised in Commerce, ...

Stephens

Joseph T. Dubie, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Joseph T. Dubie, 77, of Toccoa, Georgia passed Thursday December 23, 2021. A son of the late Orville and Eleanor Dubie, he was born in South Carolina but a life long residen ...
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.