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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 16th, 2021


Linda Haynes, Cumming
Linda Haynes of Cumming, Georgia passed away on April 16, 2021.


Jerald D. Phillips went to be with our Lord and Savior at 12:20 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021.   Born October 28, 1936, in Greenwood, S.C., he was preceded in death by his paren ...
Roberto Reginato, 88, Buford
Roberto Reginato, 88, of Buford, GA, died Friday, April 16, 2021. It was Mr. Reginato’s wish to donate his body to medical research. No service has been planned at this time. ...


Connie W. Jamerson, 88, Alto
Connie W. Jamerson, age 88, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Mrs. Jamerson was born on August 21, 1932 in Banks County, Geor ...
Joseph William Lineberger, 77, Clarkesville
Joseph William Lineberger, 77, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton on April 16, 2021 after an extended illness. &n ...
Regina (Turpin) Mallonee, 63, Cornelia
  Regina (Turpin) Mallonee, age 63, passed away on March 28, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 3, 1957 to Joel & Lorene (Jones) Turpin of Hiawass ...


Peggy Ann Jackson, 74, Gainesville
Peggy Ann Jackson 74 of Gainesville passed away on Friday April 16, 2021. Peggy Ann Jackson, the second oldest of eight children, was born in Jefferson, Georgia, on May 5, 194 ...
Denver Woodrow Justus, Jr., 76, Gainesville
Mr. Denver Woodrow Justus, Jr.  76, of Gainesville passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. ...
Jean McKinzey Whiting, 86, Flowery Branch
Jean McKinzey Whiting, 86 of Flowery Branch passed away Friday April 16, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Whiti ...
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.