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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 30th, 2021


Cody Bradford, 31, Dawsonville
Cody Bradford, 31, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly on Thursday December 30, 2021. Born December 28, 1990, Cody had been a resident of Dawson County all of his life.  He ...


Joan Pugh Nelms, 75, Lawrenceville
Joan Pugh Nelms, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Nona Pugh; brothers, Charles Pugh and Win ...


Robert "Bob" Dean Fausett, 79, Clarkesville
Robert “Bob” Dean Fausett, age 79, of Clarkesville, passed away December 30, 2021.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 28, 1942, Bob was the son of th ...


Lorraine “Lori” Helen Cook, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lorraine “Lori” Helen Cook, 76, of Flowery Branch walked through the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Decembe ...
Our beloved Mother, Rebecca Lee Magnus Tiller (Becky)  passed into the arms of Jesus and gained her Heavenly Home on December 30, 2021, after a battle with cancer.  She i ...
Benita Troche, 80, Braselton
Benita Troche, 80, of Braselton, GA, died Thursday, December 30, 2021 after a brief illness. Mrs. Troche has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Hamilton Mill M ...
Jamey Conred Whitlock, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jamey Conred Whitlock, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following his courageous battle with cancer. Fun ...


Bobbie Griffeth Freeman, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Ms. Bobbie Griffeth Freeman, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Ms. Freeman was ...
Thomas J. Madden, 77, Braselton
Thomas J. Madden, age 77 of Braselton, Georgia, passed December 30, 2021 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Tacoma, Washington on November 4, 1 ...


Sally W. Steiner, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Sally W. Steiner, age 76 of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. It was Sally's wish to be cremated. The family will hold a memorial service ...


Kelly Conner, 49, Marietta
Kelly Conner, 49 of Marietta, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Rev. ...
George Gilmore Martin, 77, Jacksonville, FL
George Gilmore Martin, 77, passed away peacefully in Jacksonville, Florida, on December 30, 2021.  Born on March 4, 1944, in Jacksonville at St. Luke's Hospital, where his ...


William David 'Fud' Watkins, 75, Eastanollee
Mr. William David “Fud” Watkins, age 75 of Eastanollee passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. A son of ...


Verlan Louise Harkins, 93, Suches
Mrs. Verlan Louise Harkins, age 93 of Suches, Georgia, peacefully passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born on February 7, 1928 in Blairsville, Georgia to the late T ...


Dortha Mildred Rich, 81, Cleveland
D. Mildred Rich, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Mrs. Rich was born on March 4, 1940, in Fannin County, to the late Manuel and Ola Gaddis Ellio ...
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.