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Local Obits for Mon. May 17th, 2021


Thomas Carroll Aderhold, 90, Sautee Nacoochee
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Thomas Carroll Aderhold, age 90, of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, who passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021. Mr. Aderhold was ...


Arturo Guzman, 67, Duluth
Arturo Guzman, 67, of Duluth, GA passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille L. Guzman. Mr. Guzman is survived by daughter, Selena Gonzales, s ...


Ryan Lamar Bivens, 42, Gainesville
Ryan Lamar Bivens, 42 of Gainesville passed away Monday May 17, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Ryan was born on December 11, 1978 in Gainesville, GA., to Rand ...
James Daniel Conner, 75, Gainesville
    James Daniel Conner, beloved husband of Margie Catherine (Smith) Conner, passed away at his home on Monday, May 17th, after a brief illness. Jim, known affectio ...
Deacon James Alfred Sawyer, (affectionately known as “Baby James”), was born on May 4, 1944, in Lithonia Georgia to the late Otha Elton Sawyer and the late Lula Mae Pry ...
Timothy David Allison, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Timothy David Allison, age 59, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Memorial Park ...
James Elmer Ballew, 82, Flowery Branch
James Elmer Ballew, age 82, of  Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, May 17, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Patterson Ballew and son Jeff Ballew. He ...
Jose Manuel Vitela, 61, Gainesville
Jose Manuel Vitela, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, May 17, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Friday, May 21, 2021 at Hillside Chapel Funeral Home ...
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.