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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 5th, 2021


Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Terry Audrey O'Kelley 58 of Homer, who passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021. Services 2 PM Wednesday from Ivie Funeral Home Chapel with R ...


Dennis Boyd Israel, 68, Demorest
  Dennis Boyd Israel, 68, of Demorest, GA died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Habersham County Medical Center. Family and friends will honor Mr. Israel’s memory with a g ...


Doris "Colleen" Neel Swett, widow of John A. Swett, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Born on December 26, ...


Barbara Brooks Waters, 86, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Brooks Waters, age, 86 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, June 5, 2021.  Mrs. Waters was born in La ...


Stephen Paul DiSanto, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Stephen Paul DiSanto, age 47, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021. He was born on June 9, 1973 in New Britain, Connecticut to Mary Cantrell and Joseph D ...


James Walter Jarrett, 88, Eatonton
Mr. James Walter Jarrett, age 88 of Caster Branch Road, Eatonton, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his residence. A son of the late Walter Morris and Maka Jones Jar ...


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dyer Holland, age 83, of Whisenant Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late R ...
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.