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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 17th, 2021


  James "Jim" Davis Carlisle died in his home July 17, 2021 after a battle with cancer with family members by his side.  He was born in Spartanburg, SC on ...


Zachary C. Smith, 28, Auburn
Zachary C. Smith, age 28, of Auburn, GA passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles “Chuck” Smith, Jr.  Mr. Smith is su ...


Phyllis Ann Collins Dills, age 71, of Alto, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born in Clarkesville on April 25, 1950, Mrs. Dills was the daughter of the late Frank Moore and ...


Allen R. Schaffer, Sr., 85, Gainesville
On July 17th, 2021, Allen R. Schaffer, Sr., a loving husband, father, brother, and friend passed away suddenly in the town of Gainesville, GA, surrounded by family. Allen was bo ...
Qualyn Deshunte Tanner, 21, Gainesville
Qualyn Deshunte Tanner, affectionately known as “Quay”, was born on March 19, 2000 in Gainesville, GA to LaShan Tanner and Mary Hollis. He was called home to be with th ...


William Richard Whitted, 91, Commerce
PNCS William Richard Whitted, age 91, of Commerce passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Whitted was born in Mt. Hope, NJ to the late, Robert and Lucy O ...


Billy Jerry Dockery, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Billy Jerry Dockery age 72 passed away on July 17, 2021. He was a member of Town Creek Church Baptist Church and spent his life being a carpenter. He also was a proud Army Ve ...


Winnie Lou Miles Todd, 92, Toccoa
Mrs. Winnie Lou Miles Todd, age 92 of Patsy Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. A daughter of the ...


Linda McDaniel Stover, 78, Suches
Mrs. Linda McDaniel Stover, age 78, of Suches, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021.  Mrs. Stover was born in Atlanta on July 21, 1942 to the late Hoyt and Mozelle W ...


Kira Elise Scott, 19, Sautee Nacoochee
Kira Elise Scott, age 19 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Gainesville on July 31, 2001, ...
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.