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Local Obits for Thu. May 27th, 2021


Tyler Collins, 27, Atlanta, formerly of Dawson County
Tyler Collins, 27, of Atlanta passed away Thursday May 27, 2021. Born June 30, 1993, he had lived in Atlanta for a short time having moved from Dawsonville. Surviving are his ...


Kevin Patrick Register of Cumming, Georgia passed away on May 27, 2021.


Joyce Louise Ferguson Lee, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Louise Ferguson Lee, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.       &n ...
Inez Andrews Cone, 97, Gainesville
Funeral Services for Inez Andrews Cone, age 97, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Perry, Florida and St. Simons Island, Georgia are planned for June 1, 2021, at Joe P. Burns Fun ...
Jack Galloway Hawkins, 78, Gillsville
Mr. Jack Galloway Hawkins age 78 of Gillsville, Ga passed away on Thursday May 27, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
Bessie Lee Jackson, 89, Gainesville
Bessie Lee Jackson, 89, of Gainesville, or “Ms. Bessie,” as she was affectionately known, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, May 27, 2021. She was a belov ...
Carole Suzanne McNeal, 77, Gainesville
Carole Suzanne “Strawberry” McNeal age 77 of Gainesville entered rest on Thursday May 27, 2021 at her residence. Strawberry was born December 13, 1943 in Champlain, ...


Connie Ruth Cochran, 67, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Connie Ruth Cochran, age 67, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Mrs. Cochran was born in Commerce, Georgia, a d ...
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.