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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 20th, 2021


Earl Odum Smith, 74, Cumming
Earl Odum Smith, age 74, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. He was a member of Silver Shoals Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Earl retired from Gwinnett County Boar ...


Donna Bagley Little, 65, Sugar Hill
  Donna Bagley Little, age 65, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Junior and Joyce Burell Bagley and brother, ...


Eddie Lee Weaver, 69, Clarkesville
Eddie Lee Weaver, age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mr. Weaver was born on March 17, 1952 in Habersham County, Georgia to t ...


Andrea Lynne House Ervin, 61, Gillsville
Ms. Andrea Lynne House Ervin, 61, of Gillsville passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Due to the COVID 19 healt ...
Gibson Garrett, Inf, Gainesville
Infant Gibson Garrett passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021.   Born on March 20, 2021 in Gainesville, GA, Gibson was the son of Corey Garrett and Destiny Megan Cochran ...
Cheri Ann Maltbie, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Cheri Ann Maltbie, 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in the Chapel of Memor ...
Mildred Ann Turk Simons, 93, Gainesville
Mildred Ann Turk Simons, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, March 20, 2021.  She was a resident of Lanier Village Estates and previously lived in Athens wh ...
Pamela Toze, 90, Flowery Branch
Pamela Toze, 90, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mrs. Toze has been cremated and a private family service was held. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 ...
Howard Douglas Wood, 89, Gainesville
  Mr. Howard Douglas Wood, 89, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Memoria ...


Helen Annett Thursby Barfield, 77, Bogart, Ga. formerly of Bradenton, FL
Helen Annett Thursby Barfield, age 77 of Bogart, Georgia and formerly of Bradenton, FL, entered into rest Saturday, March 20, 2021.  Mrs. Barfield was born in Cairo, Georgia t ...


Charles Watson, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Watson, age 84 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole Watson, he wa ...


Mr. William “Bill” Bryant Pinkston, Jr., age 77, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021. Mr. Pinkston was born in Bonne Terre, Missouri to the late Willi ...
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.