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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 8th, 2021


Myrtle Marie McCravy, 92, Winder
Mrs. Myrtle Marie McCravy, age 92, of Winder passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Fe ...


Demetra (Mary) Botzis Milam, a good and faithful servant of Jesus Christ, passed away in the earliest hour of February 8, 2021 in Cumming, GA.  She was 81 years old.   ...


Geneva Doris Roberts Mobley, aged 96, passed away peacefully at her home in Buford, GA on the afternoon of February 8, 2021. Doris was born on October 18, 1924, in the home her ...


Barbara Ann Celeste, age 84, of Lula, GA passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Joseph Rosario Celeste, whom she married May 20, ...


  Catherine Margaret Ledford Gillespie Alton, of Gainesville, Georgia, age 99, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021 at The Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s ...
Henry Blaine Lyter, 80, Oakwood
Henry Blaine Lyter, age 80 of Oakwood, went to be with our Lord Jesus on Monday, February 8th, 2021 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. A celebration of life is schedul ...
Barbara Martin Schuman, 84, Braselton
Ms. Barbara Martin Schuman, Braselton, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. Complete arrangements to be announced by MPFH East Braselton Chapel.
Cicero Paul Singleton, Jr., 74, Gainesville
Mr. Cicero Paul Singleton, Jr. was born on February 8, 1947 to the late Cicero Paul, Sr. and Dora M. Singleton in Gainesville, GA. He was the sixth of eleven children. Paul, as he ...
Betty Sue (Canup) Smith, 91, Clermont
Mrs. Betty Sue (Canup) Smith, age 91, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at The Ashton Senior Living Facility. Mrs, Smith was born June 15, 1929 in Helen ...


Lorine McClure Swaim, 84, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Lorine McClure Swaim, age 84 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, February 8, 2021. Mrs. Swaim was born in ...


David Michael Allen, 71, Toccoa
David Michael Allen, age 71, of Toccoa, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021.  Born on November 2, 1949, in Demorest, he was a son of the late Henry Grady and Julia Mae ...
Ricky Howard Vickery, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Ricky Howard Vickery, age 62 of Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Hershel and Sara Collin ...


Shelia Lorraine Peebles, 76, Cleveland
Shelia Lorraine Peebles, 76 of Cleveland passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  She was born on September 19, 1944 in Beaufort, SC, but ...
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.