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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 11th, 2021

Forsyth

Varshaachandra Dande, 20, Cumming
On Thursday, 11th February 2021. our beloved daughter Varshaachandra Dande passed away unexpectedly. She was a sophomore computer science engineering student at University of Georg ...

Gwinnett

Joy Ekeoma, 43, Buford
Joy Ekeoma, 43, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 after an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Hamilton Mill ...
Magaly Johnson, 66, Grayson
Mrs. Maggie Johnson, age 66, of Grayson, Georgia went to be with Jesus on February 11, 2021 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, February ...
Nelly Moreno, 81, Buford
Nelly Moreno, 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Giovanni Patino; children, Martha Diaz, Mireya Diaz, Olga Diaz, Noima ...

Habersham

Helen Casciano, 102, Clarkesville
Helen Casciano, age 102, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Mrs. Casciano was born in Syracuse, New York, on March 28, 1918, to t ...
Michael "Wild Bill" Burke, age 66, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Mr. Burke was born on May 30, 1954 in South Carolina to the late Erv ...
  JoAnn Elizabeth Nichols Smith, age 76, of Alto, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Born on November 15, 1944, in Sacramento, California, she was a dau ...
JoAnn Elizabeth Nichols Smith, age 76, of Alto, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Born on November 15, 1944, in Sacramento, California, she was a daughter of ...

Hall

William Holland Bagby, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Holland Bagby, age 88, of Flowery Branch passed away February 11, 2021 at home. He was born October 10, 1932 to William E. & Kate Bagby in Cumming, Georgia. A ve ...
Cynda H. Elliott, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Cynda H. Elliott, 78, of Gainesville passed away February 11, 2021. Cynda was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 18, 1942, the second daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys ...
Frankie Mae Osborne, Flowery Branch
Frankie Mae Osborne was born in Buford, Georgia on January 30, 1944 to the late Frank and Nellie Stringer. She was the oldest of three children. She graduated from E.E. Butler High ...
Dina Thalen Prins, 84, Gainesville
Dina Thalen Prins, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Prins was born January 21, 1937 in Limburg Provinc ...

Jackson

Molly LaBoda, 86, Commerce
Molly LaBoda of Commerce, GA died Thursday, February 11, 2021. Molly was born in New York, NY on September 18, 1934.    She had a long career in hotel management ...
Roberta Geneva Wood, 86, Jefferson
Roberta Geneva Wood went to be with her love Charles on February 11, 2021.  In Heaven together again, Charles and Roberta were married 50 years, and lived all their lives in J ...

Stephens

Mr. Kenneth Ernest Ivester, age 65, of Toccoa passed away February 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of Doris Keeling Ivester and the late Reverend Ernest Ives ...

White

Mary Sue Wimpey, 71, Cleveland
Mary Sue Wimpey, age 71, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away very peacefully at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Dahlonega on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:35 a.m.. Ms. ...
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.