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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 11th, 2021


James Richard “J.R.” O’Brien, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday August 11, 2021. J. R. was born August 31, 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana and had lived in Daws ...


Jessica Roxanne (nee Gaisford) Blackwell, age 33, was born Feb. 3, 1988 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is survived by her husband Shane Blackwell, Sons: Carter Blackwell, Austi ...


Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, 82, Gainesville
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters May 15, 1939-August 11, 2021 Dr. Winters was born to Weldon and Estelle Winters in Gainesville, Georgia and was the youngest of six children.  ...
Autry “Lowell” Howard, 80, Gainesville
Autry “Lowell” Howard, a patriotic American, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 31, 1941, he was the son of the late Clarence Ho ...
Francis S. "Frank" Jovine, 91, Gainesville
Francis S. “Frank” Jovine age 91, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday August 11, 2021 at Northeast Ga. Medical Center. Frank leaves behind, a son Ralph, daughters D ...
Dr. Jonas Kauffeldt, 53, Flowery Branch
Dr. Jonas Kauffeldt, age 53, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. A memorial service will be held at ...


Sylvia Ann Palmer Galloway, 68, Douglasville
Ms. Sylvia Ann Palmer Galloway, age 68 of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021. She was born July 30, 1953 in Gastonia, North Carolina the son of the late M ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.