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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 24th, 2021

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Steven W. Collier, 71, Winder
Steven W. Collier, age 71, of Winder, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, William Collier. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Carte ...
Jerry B. Palmer, 71, Hoschton
Jerry B. Palmer, 71, of Hoschton, GA, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Forsyth

Wanda Jean Lanter, 61, Cumming
Wanda Jean Lanter, 61, of Cumming passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was dedicated to her work for over 20 years with LeRo ...

Gwinnett

Fausto Merida, 71, Sugar Hill
Fausto Merida, age 71, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Ana Merida; children, Fausto H. Merida, Paula M. Merid ...
Patricia Nan Wheeler, 65, Buford
Patricia Nan Wheeler, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Frances Davis Wheeler. She is survived by he ...

Habersham

Kristie Lee Whitfield, 44, Mt. Airy
  Kristie Lee Whitfield, age 44, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Born on October 27, 1976, in Atlanta, she was a daughter of Shirley Fry ...

Hall

Merle S. Caldwell, 92, Gainesville
  Merle S. Caldwell, 92, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Merle was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eunice Stanley, her husband ...
Juanita (Faulkner)Hester born June 5, 1951 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Melvin (Edna Mae) Faulkner, in Hall County Georgia. She departed this life on Saturday April 24, 2021 followin ...
Destinie Sullins, 46, Gainesville
Miss Destinie Sullins, 46 of Gainesville, GA went into the arms of angels on Friday, April 23, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021 in the ...

Jackson

Ina Ruth Brake, 84, Commerce
Ina Ruth Brake, age 84 of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021.   Survivors include a son, Douglas Richard Adams Brake, Commerce; and a grandson, Bradley ...
Rena Kammann Stowe, 99, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Rena Kammann Stowe, age 99 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Mrs. Stowe was born in Bremen, ...
Cody Van Wilkes, 20, Maysville
Cody Van Wilkes, age 20 of Maysville, GA passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Born on May. 3, 2000 in Athens, GA, Mr. Wilkes was the son of Charlie Van Wilkes Jr. and Ana Ro ...

Lumpkin

David William Nalley, 56, Dahlonega
David William Nalley, 56, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday April 24, 2021 at his residence following a sudden illness. Born April 21, 1965, David had been a resident of Dahlone ...
Allene 'Pug' Wood, 84, Dahlonega
Allene Wood “Pug”, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021. Mrs. Wood was born January 15, 1937 in Lumpkin County to the late James Bernard Smith a ...

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Mr. Rene Efrain Lopez Garcia, 57, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Hartford, CT. Funeral services will be announced soon. Born on July 8, 1963, in San Marc ...

Stephens

Mary Weaver Collins, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Mary Weaver Collins, age 91, of Brookdale Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Hillard and B ...

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Kenneth William Savage, 82, Cleveland
Kenneth William Savage, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021. Mr. Savage was born in Hall County to the late Ernest Spear Savage and Juanita Jac ...
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.