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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 29th, 2021


Elizabeth Ann Hernandez, 57, Gainesville
Elizabeth Ann Hernandez age 57 of Gainesville entered rest Monday March 29, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Elizabeth was born June 12, 1963 in Atlant ...
Leon Gailey, 87, Clermont
Leon Gailey, age 87, a resident of Gillsville from Clermont passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home in Clermont. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021, ...
Shirley Aline Emmett Grant, 83, Gainesville
Shirley Aline Emmett Grant, 83, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 29, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial ...
Thomas F. Henderson, 100, Gainesville
Thomas F. Henderson, Sr. age 100 of Gainesville entered rest Monday March 29, 2021 at a private nursing facility. Mr. Henderson was born April 24, 1920 in Gillsville to the late ...
Maria Sabina Soto, 69, Gainesville
Maria Sabina Soto, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, March 29, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Hillside Chapel Funeral ...
Betty Sue Morgan Tapp, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sue Morgan Tapp, 93, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at Ashford Senior Living. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2 ...


Rhonda Warren Smoot, 53, Monroe
Rhonda Warren Smoot, age 53, of Monroe, GA passed away March 29, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Smoot; son, Thomas Jeffrey Smoot, Jr.; parents, Leon and ...


Darrell Dwight Pugh, 55, Cleveland
Darrell Dwight Pugh, age 55, passed away Monday March 29, 2021. He was born March 3, 1966 to Martha Porter Pugh and the late James Randall Pugh. Darrell was born in Gwinnett Cou ...
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.