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Local Obits for Sat. May 29th, 2021


James Calloway, 78, Gainesville
James “BoWeaver” Calloway was born on May 5, 1943, to Lizzie Mae Butts Shields and James Elbert Calloway. Of whom he has now joined in his homegoing as well as his lovi ...
Viviane D. Jones, 50, Gainesville
Viviane D. Jones, age 50 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  Mrs. Jones was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on March 14, 1971 to Jose Teodoro Ferreira ...
Rosa Alba Perez, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Rosa Alba Perez, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park F ...
Delories Catherine Welborn age 84 of Lula entered heaven at her residence Saturday May 29, 2021 with her family by her side. Delories was born in Gainesville March 30, 1937 to t ...
Christopher Allen Wentzel, 58, Greensburg, Penn.
Mr. Christopher Allen Wentzel, age 58, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Gainesville, Georgia, following a courageous battle with cancer.   ...


Danny Rogers, 55, Dahlonega
Mr. Danny Rogers, age 55, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later.  To share a memory of Mr. Rogers or a c ...


Jose Luis Torres Herrera, age 73, of Clayton, GA passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 6:30 PM Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Clayton Bapt ...


Polly Jordan Trexler, 100, Toccoa
Mrs. Polly Jordan Trexler, age 100 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late Enoch P. and Clifford Boswell Jordan, she was born Septe ...
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.