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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 24th, 2021


James Homer Rider, Sr., 69, Baldwin
James Homer Rider, Sr., age 69 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on April 26, 1952, he was a son of Katheryn Kimbrell Rider of Ga ...


Miron Morar, 85, Buford
Miron Morar, 85, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, June 24, 2021. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. Pastor Matei Istud ...


Doris Holland Barry, 86, Clarkesville
Doris Holland Barry, age 86 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021.  Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on December 21, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Richa ...


Ronda Ann Mintz, 58, Gainesville
Ronda Ann Mintz, 59 of Gainesville, GA departed this life on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Halifax Health Medical Center, Daytona Beach. Ronda Mintz was born June 4, 1962 to Joea ...
Thelma Rose Etris, 90, Gainesville
Thelma Rose Etris, age 90 of Gainesville, Ga passed away Thursday June 24th, 2021. Thelma was born on June 23rd, 1931 to the late Dave Holloway and Viola Dockery Holloway. She w ...
Karen Anne Swan, 71, Murrayville
Mrs. Karen Anne Swan age 71 of Murrayville, Ga passed away on June 24, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be scheduled for Sunday June 27 ...


Randall "Bull" Lee Carter, Sr., age 62, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Mercy Ba ...


Mr. Johnny Morris Dispain, Sr. age 78 of Carlton, Ga passed away on Thursday June 24, 2021 at his residence.   Funeral services are scheduled for Friday July 02, 2021 at ...


Linda Hamby Brewer, 74, Toccoa
Mrs. Linda Hamby Brewer, age 74, of Toccoa passed away Thursday June 24, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Clyde Doyle and Minnie Mae Sneezy Hamby ...
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.