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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 29th, 2021


Valerie Rhoads, 63, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on the morning of Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Northside Forsyth Hospital after a prolonged illness.   Valerie was born ...
Orien LaRue White, 91, Cumming
Orien LaRue White 91, of Cumming passed away Thursday July 29, 2021. LaRue was born in Vienna, Georgia September 23, 1929 to the late Wonford B. White and Leila B. White. LaR ...


Javier Almanza Zuniga, 57, Buford
Javier Almanza Zuniga, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away July 29, 2021.  He is survived by his wife, Rosaura Almanza.  Mr. Zuniga was born on March 31, 1964 in Salvatierr ...


Dennis Otis Grizzle, 75, Gainesville
Dennis Otis Grizzle, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021.             He was born March 2 ...
Arlene Rotella, 76, Braselton
Arlene Rotella, age 76, of Braselton, GA passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021. No formal service is scheduled at this time. Online condolences may be made at www.hillsidechape ...
Emma Geneva Hutchens Tutman, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Emma Geneva Hutchens Tutman was born on February 25, 1923 in Maysville, GA to the late Joseph Law and the late Ina Burns Law. She departed this life on July 29, 2021. She was ...


Sandra Louise Hatfield, 81, Commerce
Sandra Louise Friend Hatfield, age 81 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021.   Born on Dec. 15, 1939 in Cincinnati, OH, Mrs. Hatfield was the daughter o ...
Marie Dean McElroy, 77, Commerce
Marie Dean McElroy, age 77 of Commerce, Georgia passed away on July 29, 2021.  Marie was born in Danielsville, Georgia to the late Joe Worley Dean and Bertie Lee Coile Dean.&n ...


Kaleb "Duck" Duckworth, 19, Dahlonega
The streets of gold in Heaven will forever be changed, as Mr. Kaleb “Duck” Duckworth, age 19, of Dahlonega, Georgia made his grand entry on July 27, 2021, (probably doi ...
Gerald “Jerry” George Swenson, age 78, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital following a period of declining health. Mr. Swenson was bor ...


Terry Jones, 55, Cleveland
Terry Jones age, 55 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday July 29, 2021.   Mr. Jones was born on November 9, 1965, to Jerry Jones and Elouise Harkins. He was a member of Wo ...
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.