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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2021


Sofia Lopez, 85, Cumming
Sofia Lopez of Cumming, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2021. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 S ...


Richard Oliver Murrow, 86, Gainesville
Richard Oliver Murrow age 86 of Gainesville entered rest Saturday February 20, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mr. Murrow was born August 17, 1934 in Athens, Georgia to the late ...


Bryan F. Boswell, 79, Carnesville
Mr. Bryan F. Boswell Carnesville, Georgia Mr. Bryan F. Boswell passed away surrounded by his caring family at the horse farm in Carnesville, Georgia on February 20, 2021. ...


Jeffery David Hipp of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on February 20, 2021. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, ...
  Mrs. Anna Lou Payne Ragsdale, age 90 of Long Road, Toccoa passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Clyde Harri ...
  Mrs. Jenenne Crunkleton Yearwood, age 79 of Toccoa passed away Saturday February 20, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Hubert and Maybelle Segars Crunkleto ...
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.