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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 10th, 2021

Forsyth

Bennett, Betty Sue Hansard of Cumming passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Betty was born Oct. 6, 1936 in Cumming, GA. She was the 9th. child of William Shelton (Littler) and Clu ...
Richard Wallace Epps, 86, Cumming
Richard Wallace Epps, age 86, of Cumming GA, passed away Wednesday March 10th, 2021. Richard was born in 1934, a grew up in the city of Atlanta. Richard was a graduate of Roosevelt ...
Christine Sexton Samples, 86, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She is preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Worley Sexton, father, Egbert Sexton, and her husband ...

Hall

Betty Louise Jarrard, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Louise Jarrard, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Funeral ...
Loretta B. Jones, 67, Gainesville
Loretta B. Jones, age 67, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her son, Samuel Todd Jones, brother, Waymon Bruce and her father, Dallas Bruce ...
Jesus Cruz Lopez, 85, Gainesville
Jesus Cruz Lopez, 85 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.  Jesus was born in Guanajuato, MX and lived 3 ...

Jackson

Hal Rondal Hanley, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hal Rondal Hanley, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Hanley was born in Gainesville to Peggy Williams DeWeese of Athens and t ...

Lumpkin

Shirley Della Grizzle, 84, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Shirley Della Grizzle, age 84, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021. She was born on April 2, 1936 in Dawson County to the late Nay Howard and the late ...
Leona Moss Rider, 93, Dahlonega
Mrs. Leona Moss Rider, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  Mrs. Rider was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on April 2 ...

Other

Robert Manuel Mote, 84, Decatur
Mr. Robert Manuel Mote, age 84, of Decatur, GA, passed away peacefully in his home on March 10, 2021.   Robert was born on May 23, 1936 in Newnan, GA to the late Reese E ...
Sabrina Anne Payne, 30, Ball Ground
Sabrina Anne Payne, age 30, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Anyone who knew Sabrina, would say she was always full of life and never met a stranger. S ...
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.