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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 25th, 2021


Ervin Vincent (Vince) Ingram, 72, Dawsonville
Ervin Vincent Ingram (Vince), a life-long resident of Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer, at the age of 72. ...


Donald Edward Morgan, 75, Cumming
Donald Edward Morgan, age 75, of Cumming, GA passed away April 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse & Evelyn Morgan and son, Brannon Morgan. He was a loving ...


Jane Juanita Pugh, 85, Sugar Hill
Jane Jaunita Pugh, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed peacefully away, surrounded by family, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of thirty-on ...


David Marshall Hightower, 66, Braselton
Mr. David Marshall Hightower, 66, of Braselton, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral ...
Ranell Hall Sailors, 78, Flowery Branch
Ranell Hall Sailors passed away at her home on Sunday, April 25, 2021. She was an amazing wife to Jim and dedicated mother of her two sons- Richard and Stephen. Ranell was very ...
Carol Elizabeth Yox, 74, Gainesville
Carol Elizabeth Yox of Gainesville, GA  passed away peacefully Sunday, April 25, 2021. She was 74 years old and  enjoyed sailing, hiking, cooking, and sewing ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gustave Andrew “Gus” Backelant, age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Mr. Backelant was born in ...


Charles Lee Bennett, 78, Royston
Mr. Charles Lee Bennett, 78, of Royston, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 in Jackson MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 in the Chapel of M ...


Kathy Anne (Hanley) Conner, of Hiawassee, GA, passed away peacefully in the early morning on April 25, 2021. Kathy lived to be 58 years of age.  She lived life well, living o ...
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.