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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 16th, 2021


  Ruth Ella Payne Justus, age 76 of Lula, Georgia took her Heavenly flight home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Born in the Hollingsworth Comm ...


Peter S. Petrosian, 69, Cumming
We are saddened to announce the passing of Peter S Petrosian on June 16, 2021 in Cumming, Georgia. This year, Peter turned 69 years of age and celebrated his 36th wedding a ...


Anabel Quintanilla, 46, Buford
Anabel Quintanilla, 46, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She is survived by her son, Alexis Quintanilla of Buford; father Epifanio Quintanilla of Mexico and E ...
Randolph Lawrence Witt, 63, Suwanee
Mr. Randolph Lawrence Witt, age 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  He was operations manager of Mathis Dairy. He is survived by son, Shaun Paul Lawre ...


Fannie Louise Allen, 77, Clarkesville
Mrs. Fannie Louise Allen, 77 of Clarkesville, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 peacefully at her residence. Fannie was born February 6, 1944 to the late Edw ...
Janice Mae Echols, 80, Alto
Janice Mae Echols, age 80 of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 17, 1941 she was a daughter of the late Henry Lester Gerrin ...


Charles F Layne, Jr., 59, Flowery Branch
Charles F Layne Jr 59 of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday June 16th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Justin Michael McGuire, 33, Gainesville
Mr. Justin Michael McGuire, 33, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in the chapel of Memo ...
Richard 'Ric' Glenn Parks, 65, Gainesville
Early on Wednesday, June 16th Rev. Richard (Ric) Glenn Parks (born Nov. 21st, 1955) in the most peaceful of ways stepped into heaven while surrounded by loved ones. Ric loved ...
Sallye Elaine Jenkins Sapp, 60, Gainesville
Sallye Elaine Jenkins Sapp was born on July 1, 1950. She transition to her heavenly home on June 16, 2021 at the Emory Saint Joseph Hospital Atlanta Georgia. Sallye was the younges ...


Mr. Stephen Andrew Bell, also known as Drew Bell by everyone that knew him, passed away on June 16th, 2021. He was 22 years old. His death was very tragic and very sudden. He was l ...


Leon Padgett. Jr., 46, Lavonia
  Mr. Leon Padgett Jr., age 46 of Lavonia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in a head on collision near his home. Survivors of the crash ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.