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Local Obits for Tue. May 4th, 2021


Shirley Jean Whinery Lee, 86, Lawrenceville
Shirley Jean Whinery Lee, age 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on May 4, 2021.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Chester Lee; son, William Curtis Lee; ...


Byron Oswaldo Munrayos, 69, Gainesville
Byron Oswaldo Munrayos, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born in Zacapa, Guatemala, December 1st, 1951 to the late Eli Munrayos and Guill ...
William David Croom, Jr., 64, Gainesville
William “David” Croom, Jr. age 64 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Croom was born on May 14, 1956 in Bethesda, Maryland to the la ...
Hurvey William Davis, Sr., 73, Gainesville
Mr. Hurvey William Davis, Sr. 73, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in the ch ...
James “Jim” Dooley, II, 72, Gainesville
Mr. James “Jim” Dooley, II, age 72 of Gainesville passed to his eternal rest on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Jim was born in Quincy, MA to James E. Dooley, I and Nancy Lou Doo ...
Benny Earl Gilstrap, 77, Gainesville
Benny Earl Gilstrap, 77 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 4, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Braselton. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Gilstrap was th ...
Bobby L. Hosch, 74, Flowery Branch
Bobby L. Hosch, age 74, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away May 4, 2021.  He was preceded in death by father, Junior Hosch and mother, Lula Bell Frasure Hosch Rayburn; step-fath ...
Herbert Ray Hudgins, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Herbert Ray Hudgins, 80, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, M ...


Ron Kelly, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Ron Kelly, age 77, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1943 in Woodruff, South Carolina to John Bottom and Sarah Nix ...


Mrs. Nettie Agnes Ward Simmons, age 77 of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. A daughter of the late Dayton and Viola Pritchett Ward, she was born December 2, 1943 in Ban ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.