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Local Obits for Sat. May 15th, 2021


Glenda Ann Segars Lawrence, age 71, of Baldwin, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Born on November 21, 1949, in Gainesville, she was the daughter of the late Carson a ...


Trudy Cyers, 74, Lawrenceville
Trudy Cyers, 74, was a loving wife, mother, sister, Grammy, caretaker and friend. She entered her heavenly home on Saturday, May 15th, 2021. Trudy is survived by her husband of ...


Michael Gerald Holbrook, 64, Clarkesville
Michael Gerald Holbrook, age 64, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Mr. Holbrook was born on May 9, 1957 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Ma ...


Deniss Becerra, 27, Gainesville
Miss Deniss Becerra, 27, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park ...
Reba Clark McGee, 89, Gainesville
Reba Clark McGee, 89 of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 15, 2021. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. McGee was the daughter of the late Pierce and Vera Pass Clark.&nb ...


Ryan Patrick Lingerfelt, 46, Dahlonega
Mr. Ryan Patrick Lingerfelt, age 46, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on May 15, 2021. He was born on August 23, 1974 in Gainesville, Georgia to Freddy Lingerfelt and Pam Glaze Li ...
Mrs. Shirley Ann Burell Sartain, 79 of Dahlonega passed away on May 15, 2021. Mrs. Sartain retired from Hart County School Systems where she worked as a lunchroom supervisor. She w ...


Joyce Eileen Kennedy passed from this life peacefully on the morning of May 15, 2021 at her home in Grayson, GA. She was born on December 24, 1930 to the late Robert Richard Aus ...
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.