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Local Obits for Wed. May 26th, 2021


Francis Marion McKenzie 82, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.   He is preceded in death by his wife; Janet Stephens McKenzie; and his sister; Judit ...


Joyce Ann Ivey Corley, 74, Gainesville
  Joyce Ann Ivey Corley, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Gardens of Gainesville Assisted Living following an extended illness. Joyce was ...
Carol Zee Daniel, 71, Gainesville
Carol Zee Daniel, age 71, died peacefully in her home in Gainesville, Georgia, on the evening of May 26th, 2021. She was surrounded and comforted by those she loved and held tight ...
Michael L. Ewing, 57, Murrayville
Mr. Michael L. Ewing, 57, of Murrayville, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness.   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p ...
William David Johnson, 68, Gainesville
William David Johnson was born on April 7, 1953, in Gainesville Georgia to the late William Johnson and Mamie Thompson Johnson. He transitioned from this life on Wednesday May 26 ...
Robert 'Robbie' Dean Lanier-Robison, 64, Big Canoe, Jasper, Georgia
Robert “Robbie” Dean Lanier-Robison, 64 of Big Canoe, Jasper, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his wife, children and family.  ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wilton Randolph “Will” Savage, age, 66 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  Mr. Sa ...


David Lamar Barrett, 65, Dahlonega
Mr. David Lamar Barrett, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away on May 26, 2021. He was born on July 7, 1955 in Dahlonega, Georgia to the late Boyd Barrett and the late Lillie Faye Garne ...


Nancy Buchan Alexander, 84, Atlanta, formerly Tallahassee, Florida
Nancy Buchan Alexander passed away on May 26, 2021, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia.  Nancy was born in Tallahassee, Florida on November 20, 1936, the onl ...


Robert Byron Pearch, Jr., age 78, of Tiger, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Mr. Pearch was born in Canton, Ohio on February 16, 1943, to the late R ...


Donna Bonita Walden, 63, Cleveland
Donna Bonita Walden, age, 63 of Cleveland, Ga., died on Tuesday, May 26, 2021.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021, at W. R. Strickland &am ...
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.