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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021


Rev. G.W. Major, 75, Dawsonville
Rev. G.W. Major, age 75, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021. He was born in 1945, to the late L.C. and Addie Major. He was a member and home preacher of Ridgevi ...


Helen Pottinger Pottinger, 81, Lawrenceville
Helen Pottinger, 81, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. The family w ...


Curtis Lin Kennemore, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Curtis Lin Kennemore, 65, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial P ...
Danny Pethel, Gainesville
  Mr. Danny Pethel of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021. Born on December 23, 1947, Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Aus ...
Barbara Anne Todd, 90, Oakwood
Mrs. Barbara Anne Todd, 90, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at her residence. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 a ...


David Allen Clausen, 69, Commerce
David Allen Clausen, age 69, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-096 ...
John Crump, 82, Commerce
John Crump, age 82 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1939 in Banks County, GA, Mr. Crump was the son of the late Glenn an ...
  Mrs. Deborah Ann (Bohardt) Wilker, age 66, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral mass will be ...


Mildred Doris Rider, 77, Dahlonega
Mildred Doris Rider, age 77, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away quietly at her home on June 22, 2021, following a period of declining health.  Mrs. Rider was of the Baptist fa ...


James J. Davis, 69, Marietta
  James J. Davis, age 69, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Mr. Davis was born on April 19, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Henry Young ...
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.