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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 18th, 2021


Batty Ruth Bates, 84, Cumming
Batty Ruth Bates, age 84, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021. She was born in 1936 in Calhoun, GA. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, ...


Pastorel Margeanu, 68, Norcross
Pastorel Margeanu, 68, of Norcross, GA, died Sunday, April 18, 2021. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12 Noon at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Crist ...


Marion J. Allison, 76, Gainesville
Marion J. Allison, 76 of Gainesville passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Marion was born in Dahlonega, GA., on June 4, 1944 to the late Mari ...
Alan Carter, 68, Gainesville
The many people whose lives were touched by Alan Carter will be sad to learn that Alan departed this life on April 18, 2021. Alan Franklin Carter, 68, much loved native and life ...
Rhonda Michelle Mantione, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Rhonda Michelle Mantione, age 51, of Flowery Branch passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her residence. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 in t ...
Timothy Jack Reynolds, 44, Gainesville
Timothy Jack Reynolds age 44 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Reynolds was born September 1, 1976 in Duluth to Terry ...
Meariem "Mikey" Waller, 68, Gainesville
Meariem “Mikey” Waller 68 of Gainesville was born on March 3, 1953, in Gainesville, Ga., to the late James Waller Sr. and Mattie Waller. She follows in death her son ...


Mr. Walter Thomas “Tommy” Whitehead, age 78, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Piedmont Athens.  Mr. Whitehead was born in Nicholson to the late Char ...


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington, age 92 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Hiram Wesley Shannon ...
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.