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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 7th, 2021


Randall Lee Joyner, 70, Gainesville
Randall Lee Joyner, age 70, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Randy was born in Atlanta, GA, and retired from Northwest Airlines. He served his country in ...


Brandy Cammarata Blan, 43, Sugar Hill
Brandy Cammarata Blan, age 43, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, William Brown. She is survived by her husband of t ...


Jeffery Harold Head, 58, Gainesville
Jeffery Harold Head, 58, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away July 7, 2021 at Gold City Health and Rehab in Dahlonega, GA.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, Ju ...
Mikhail Yevgeniyevich Kochin, 43, Flowery Branch
Mikhail Yevgeniyevich Kochin, age 43, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Viktoriya V. Kochin; son, Adam Michael Kochin; and d ...
Amilcar Padilla, Sr., 74, Braselton
Mr. Amilcar Padilla, Sr., age 74, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July ...


Mr. William Franklin “Will” Brown, Jr. age 37 of Braselton, Ga passed away on Wednesday July 07, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a tragic accident. ...


Kenneth Alton “Catfish” Kirksey age 74 of Dahlonega entered rest Wednesday July 7, 2021 at the Eastside Medical Center, Snellville with his family by his side. Catfi ...


Arthur (Art) Lee McCanna,  Jr.  passed away unexpectedly on July 7, 2021 at the age of 65 in Atlanta, Georgia. Art was born June 21, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania t ...
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.