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Local Obits for Mon. May 10th, 2021


Gerard Michael Carroll, 58, Cumming
Gerard Michael Carroll, “Jerry”, 58, of Cumming, Georgia passed away May 10, 2021 peacefully at home. He was born March 28, 1963 in Miami, Florida to Gerard Joseph Carr ...
Edna Pauline Stanley, 86, Cumming
Edna Pauline Stanley, 86 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Monday, May 10, 2021 surrounded by her family.  She was born to the late Wansley Barto and Ida Estelle Gravit ...


Clifton Merrill Robbins, Jr., 84, of Buford, GA, passed away on May 10th peacefully due to heart failure. Funeral services will be held at 11am on May 20th at the Catholic Churc ...


Edgar David Payne, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Edgar David Payne, 64, of Gainesville, GA, was born June 4, 1956.  He was a Gainesville High School graduate, class of 1974.  He departed this world on May ...


Virginia Tyler Matthews, 88, Hoschton
Virginia Tyler Matthews, age 88, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-two years, Alton L. Matthews. She is survive ...
Henry Quillian Wilson, born in Cullman, Alabama, on June 30, 1945 was adopted by Millard Quillian Wilson and Gladys Marie Tinsley.  He grew up in Mobile, Alabama and spent his ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.