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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 28th, 2021


Ruth Brock, 86, Gillsville
Mrs. Ruth Brock, age 86, of Gillsville, GA died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.  Mrs. Brock was born in Commerce to the late Linton ...


Maurice Roscoe “Reece” Hefner, 87 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 after an extended illness.  He was born in Forrest City, NC to the la ...


Cheryl (Gearin) Dills, 51, Cumming
It Is with great sadness that the family of Jimmy A. Teasley III announces his passing on April 28,2021. Born on November 26, 1944, Jimmy grew up in Hartwell Georgia where he was b ...


Roger Eugene Love, 74, Suwanee
Roger Eugene Love age 74 of Suwanee formerly of Athens entered rest Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home. Roger was born in Commerce on August 29, 1947 to the ...
Joyce Fewox Thomas, 73, Buford
      Joyce Fewox Thomas, beloved mother and friend to all those in her life, peacefully passed April 28, 2021. Joy passed in her home of Cumming, GA wit ...


Jansen Archer “Jag” Garcia, Inf, Gainesville
  Jansen Archer “Jag” Garcia, Infant son of Lea Elizabeth Jansen & David Garcia went to be with Jesus Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medi ...


Cheryl C. Stiwinter, 64, Maysville
Cheryl C. Stiwinter, age 64 of Maysville, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Born on May 15, 1956 in Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Stiwinter was the daughter of the late Alvin ...


Leslie James Jones, Sr., 80, Church Point, Louisiana
Leslie James Jones, Sr, 80, of Church Point, Louisiana, passed away on 28 April 2021. He was born to parents Leslie Randolph Jones and ...


Shirley Martin Smith, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Shirley Martin Smith, age 86 of Price Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Logan and Edna Hamby Martin, she was bor ...
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.