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Local Obits for Thu. May 13th, 2021


Howard Foster, 75, Dawsonville
On Thursday May 13th, my dad, Howard Foster of Dawsonville passed from this life due to complications from COPD. Surviving him are his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Vickie Stri ...


Jack “OP” Robert Holbrooks tragically passed away on October 23, 2020. He grew up in the Norcross area. He was preceded in death by his parents James & Rebecca Holb ...


Judith Evans Cruz, 74, Suwanee
Judith Evans Cruz, age 74, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Genevieve Evans, and her brother, Stephen Eva ...
Deborah "Debbie" G. Martin, 69, Lilburn formerly of Baldwin
Deborah "Debbie" G. Martin age 69, of Lilburn, Georgia formerly of Baldwin, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday May 13, 2021. Mrs. Martin was born on January ...


Sandra Sutton Argueta, age 58 of Alto, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Born in Tampa, Florida on December 8, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Jerry Lee Sutton and P ...
Eva Mae Arrowood Moore, 81, Cornelia
Eva Mae Arrowood Moore, age 81 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  Born in Cornelia, Georgia on April 26, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Ed Arrowood ...


Richard (Dick) Hesselgrave, 90, Gainesville
Richard (Dick) Hesselgrave, loving husband of 68 years and father of four passed away at the age of 90 on May 13, 2021 in Gainesville, GA.  Dick was born on March 5, 1931 in K ...
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.