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Local Obits for Mon. May 31st, 2021


Sharon Kay Goudy, 65, Maysville
Sharon Kay Goudy age 65 of Maysville (Banks County) entered rest Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her residence. Sharon was born in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Danny Kirk &am ...


Robert Maybank Preston, known to those who loved him as Bob or Pop was called to his heavenly home Saturday, May 29th. Born January 10, 1950 during a snowstorm in Pewee Valley Kent ...


Jerry Lee Fortenberry, Sr., 60, Mount Airy
Jerry Lee Fortenberry, Sr. age 60 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at his residence. Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 07, 1961, he was the son of th ...


Carol Ann Whitworth Kiser, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Carol Ann Whitworth Kiser, 69, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jun ...


James Timothy 'Tim' McCoy, 85, Maysville
Mr. James Timothy “Tim” McCoy, age 85 of Maysville passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. McCoy was born in Maysville to the late, Jimmy E. and Ka ...


Fred Rider, 78, Dahlonega
Mr. Fred Rider, age 78, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1942 in Lumpkin County to the late Lloyd and Mattie Odom Rider. Fred was a strong man ...


Dottie Jackson, 78, Sautee-Nacoochee
Dottie Jackson, age 78, of Sautee, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021.   Mrs. Jackson was born on January 10, 1943, in Helen, Georgia, to the late James and Inez Allen ...
John Clark Mattox, 34, Cleveland
John Clark Mattox, age 34 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021. Mr. Mattox was born July 19, 1986 in Elbert County to Randy Mattox and Lisa Pierce Crumley. John was a ...
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.