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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 11th, 2021


Isabelle Hanner, 22, Dacula
Isabelle Hanner, 22, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Sunday, April 11, 2021. Isabelle has been cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Isabelle loved ...
Randall A. Huckeba, 67, Sugar Hill
Randall A. Huckeba, age 67 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away April 11, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mildred Reynolds Huckeba; sisters, Linda Huckeb ...


  William Jackson “Bill” Clark, age 77 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.  Born in Mount Airy, Georgia on February 17, 1944, he was t ...
Ralph Lee Kimbrell, 75, Cornelia
Ralph Lee Kimbrell, age 75 of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Born at the Charm House in Clarkesville, Georgia on March 10, 1946, he wa ...
Kathaleena Kathy Phosai, 30, Cornelia
Kathaleena Kathy Phosai, age 30, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Whitfiel ...


Lanny Lee Roper, 67, Talmo
Mr. Lanny Lee Roper age 67 of Talmo, Ga passed away on Sunday April 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...


James Caleb Shook, 19, Comer
James Caleb Shook, age 19 of Comer, GA passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021.   Born on Aug. 16, 2001 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Shook was the son of Ken and Anita Clark Vaugh ...


Gladys (Betty) Tisdale, 78, Palm Bay, FL formerly of Toccoa
  Mrs. Gladys (Betty) Tisdale, age 78 of Palm Bay, Florida and formerly of Toccoa passed away April 11, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Gustave and Murie ...
Glenda Sue Elrod, 59, Toccoa
Glenda Sue Elrod, age 59 of Toccoa, GA passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her residence. Born on May 20, 1961 in Murphy, NC, Mrs. Elrod was the daughter of the late Carbet ...
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.