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Local Obits for Tue. May 11th, 2021


Scottie K. Peppers, 52, Winder
  Scottie K. Peppers, age 52, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Peppers. Mr. Peppers is survived by his wi ...


Betty Abbott, 85, Dawsonville
Betty Abbott, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 11, 2021. Born July 11, 1935 to the late Rufus and Elda Wilson, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  A ho ...


  Wanda Louise Akins of Cumming, GA passed away May 11, 2021. Wanda was a retired bus driver with Forsyt ...
Linda Cheryl Holladay, 72, Cumming
Linda Cheryl Holladay, age 72, of Cumming, GA passed away May 11, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles & Virginia Griffith. The driving force in Linda’ ...


Nagat Nageb Meshrky, 85, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Nagat Nageb Meshrky, 85, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Meadowbrook Assisted Living. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 ...
Olivia Jordan Orr, 22, Buford
  Olivia Jordan Orr, age 22, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Harold Orr; grandma, Vernell G ...


Michael Vance Brown, 66, Buford
Mr. Michael Vance Brown, age 66, of Buford, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.        & ...
Richard J. Browning, 76, Flowery Branch
Richard J. Browning, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Villa Hill Browning; sister Mary ...
Raymond Mitchell Lee, 81, Clermont
Mr. Raymond Mitchell Lee, 81, of Clermont passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ...
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.