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Local Obits for Fri. May 21st, 2021


Arturo Gonzalez-Romero, 44, Maysville
Mr. Arturo Gonzalez-Romero, age 44 of Maysville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May ...


James Patrick Delaney, 75, Cumming
James Patrick Delaney 75, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 21st, 2021. Graveside services will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at Georgia National C ...
Gale F. Linster, 86, Cumming
It is with great sadness that the family of Gale F. Linster announces his passing after a brief illness at the age of 86.  Gale is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane (Te ...
Gladys Melsen, 78, Cumming
Gladys Melsen 78 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 21st, 2021. She is survived by her children; Peter Melsen (Candy) of Cumming, Georgia; and Mark Melsen of Virgini ...
Darrin Lamar Orr, 50, Cumming
Darrin Lamar Orr, 50, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021. Darrin Lamar Orr, 50, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021. He loved spending time with his nieces, wa ...


Zach Phillips, 83, Buford
Zach Phillips, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Faye Pike Phillips; and grandson, Dylan Watts. Mr. Phillips is ...


E. J. Landrau, 36, Flowery Branch
E. J. Landrau, age 36, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Rafael Fussalva and Frank Edwin Landrau. He is survi ...
William (Bill) John Trataros, 75, White Plains, NY formerly of Gainesville
William (Bill) John Trataros, 75, of White Plains, NY., formerly of Gainesville, passed away on May 14, 2021. He was born on March 19, 1946 to John and Fanny Trataros in Lemno ...


Timothy Dalton Levigne, 21, Jefferson
Timothy Dalton Levigne, age 21 of Jefferson passed away Friday, May 21, 2021.  Survivors include father Stanley Levigne; mother Melissa Lord; son Caleb Dalton Levigne; grandpa ...
Peggy Payne Shirley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Peggy Payne Shirley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 21, 2021.  Mrs. Shirley was bor ...
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.