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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 24th, 2021

Banks

Kenneth Steve Yarber, 67, Homer, passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2021, following an extended illness. Mr. Yarber was born to the late Roy and Mary Ruth Yarber, In ...

Forsyth

Billy “George” Tallant of Cumming passed away Friday, December 24, 2021. Born November 10, 1946 in Forsyth County to the late Thomas Ingram and Ruby Tallant, George was ...
Billy “George” Tallant of Cumming passed away Friday, December 24, 2021. Born November 10, 1946 in Forsyth County to the late Thomas Ingram and Ruby Tallant, George was ...

Gwinnett

Emma “Mama Meeks” Shellnut Meeks, age 97, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Re ...

Habersham

Walter Olly Teague, Jr,, 93, Clarkesville
Walter Olly Teague, Jr, age 93, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of East Atlanta, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 24, 2021. Mr. Teague was born on August 18, 1928 ...
William "Bill" Frederick Ward, age 73, of Demorest, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, December 24, 2021. Mr. Ward was born on June 22, 1948 in Clarkesville, ...

Hall

Ethelind LaRue Fore Lindsey, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Ethelind LaRue Fore Lindsey, 86, of Gainesville went home to be with the Lord December 24, 2021 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec ...

Other

John Mark Stephens, 61, Lavonia
John Mark Stephens, age 61, of Lavonia, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021.  Mr. Stephens was born on November 9, 1960, in Texas.   He was preceded in death b ...

Towns

David Sylvan Carter, 85, Hiawassee
David Sylvan Carter, age 85, of Hiawassee, formerly of Sautee, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. Mr. Carter was born on February 25, 1936, in Banks County, to the late E ...
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.