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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 19th, 2021

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Mary Tinkey, 54, Winder
Mary Tinkey, age 54, of Winder passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wayne Mo ...

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Kenneth Mincey, 86, Cumming
Kenneth Mincey, age 86, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.  Kenneth was a devout husband, father, grandfather, brother, ...
Stephen Andrew Sheaffer, age 71, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. He was born in 1950, to the late Harry and Marie Sheaffer. Stephen was a United States Na ...

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Samuel M. Alia, 78, Suwanee
Samuel M. Alia, 78, of Suwanee, GA (formerly of Newbury Park, CA & Lodi, NJ), passed away peacefully at home on February 19, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.   Sam wa ...
James M. Burke, III, 70, Buford
James M. Burke, III, 70, of Buford, GA, died Friday, February 19, 2021 after an extended illness. Mr. Burke has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. H ...

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Lula Mae Wise Bivens, 91, Gainesville
Lula Mae Wise Bivens was born on May 28, 1929, in Franklin County to the late Mr. & Mrs. Oscar (Mary Usher) Wise. She departed this life on Friday, February 19, 2021.  ...
Lillie Mae "Sista" Holcomb, 65, Gainesville
Ms. Lillie Mae “ Sista” Holcomb was born on September 11, 1955 to the late Mr. U. J. (SR) and Lizzie Mae Holcomb. She gained her wings on February 19, 2021.  Sh ...
  Frederick Allen (Rick) Smith, age 72, passed away at his home in Oakwood, Ga. on February 19. He was the son of Mary and Horace Smith. Rick was born in Gainesvill ...
Randell Leon Smith, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Randell Leon Smith age 64 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday February 19, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Barbara Ann Thompson, 72, Gainesville
Barbara Ann Thompson age 72 of Gainesville passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Tokyo, Japan to the late John E. & Katherine ...
Paul Andrew Tjepkema, 81, Gainesville
  Gainesville resident Paul Andrew Tjepkema, 81, died February 19, 2021, at Northeast Georgia MC. Born June 23, 1939, in Evart, Michigan, to Vernon and Vera (Seberry) Tjepk ...

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Mrs. Katherine “McCarty” Brock passed away surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Hull, Georgia on February 19, 2021. Born on April 9, 1963 in Athens, ...
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.