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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 22nd, 2021


Jeffery Wayne Heard, 70, of Matt passed away peacefully, Thursday,  April 22, 2021 at his home after an extended battle with COPD. Jeff was a member in good standing for 31 ye ...
Stanley Burke Long, 64, Cumming
  Stanley Burke Long 64, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, April 22nd, 2021. Stanley is preceded in death by his father; Ronald Burke Long. He is survived by ...
William Harvey Swanger, 85, Cumming
William Harvey Swanger, 85, of West Palm Beach, FL and Cumming, GA, entered into eternal rest Thursday, April 22, 2021. He was born January 10, 1936, son of the late Anna Piccir ...


William Clifford "Bill" Anderson, age 92, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 surrounded by his children. Mr. Anderson was born on January ...
  Mary Elizabeth Floyd Walden, age 87 of Mt. Airy, Georgia and formerly of Moultrie, Georgia, entered into her heavenly home at Habersham Home West with her family at her s ...


Frances Ann Sims, 83, Murrayville
  Frances Ann Sims, 83 of Murrayville, passed away Monday April 8, 2021. Frances was born May 26, 1937 in Abbeville, GA., to the late J. Lester and Eva E. (Pierce) Hul ...
Paul Miles Tanner, 55, Flowery Branch
Paul Miles Tanner, 55, of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday April 22, 2021 at his residence. Visitation will be held from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at At ...


George Lee Watson, 94, Cleveland
  George Lee Watson, Jr., age 94, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Mr. Watson was born on March 17, 1927, in Morven, Georgia, to the late George Le ...
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.