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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 13th, 2021

Gwinnett

R. L. Hansard, 89, Demorest
R. L. Hansard, age 89, 0f Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 13, 2021. Mr. Hansard was born on July 31, 1932, to the late Curtis and Maggie Holtzclaw ...
Jose Antonio Merlo, Jr., age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Gloria F. Merlo. He is survived ...

Habersham

Sylvia Mae Trusty, 92, Clarkesville
Sylvia Mae Trusty, age 92, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday August 13, 2021 after an extended illness, surrounded by her family. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on March 5, ...

Hall

Pether Gustavsson, 54, Braselton
Mr. Peter Gustavsson, 54, of Braselton passed away August 13, 2021. Born and raised in Lidkoping, Sweden, he worked at SKF for 26 years as an Electrical Engineer. Pether was a w ...
Hawk Samuel Harrison, 8, Gainesville
Hawk Samuel Harrison, age 8, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday August 13, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday A ...
Mr. James Milton “J.J.” Johnson, Jr., 76, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services will be ...
Emanuel Taples, 65, Flowery Branch
Emanuel Talpes, age 65, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Constanta Tacota Talpes; children, Emanuela (Al ...
Marty Dean Woodall, 58, Braselton
Mr. Marty Dean Woodall, age 58, of Braselton passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. The family will ...

Lumpkin

Betty Ruth Mason, 64, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Ruth Mason, age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, August 13, 2021. Betty was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on August 8, 1957, to t ...

Other

William “Bill” Fuller, 86, Panama City, FL, formerly of DeKalb County
William “Bill” Fuller, age 86, of Panama City, FL, formerly of Dekalb County, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021. He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Fl ...
Henry Gaston, 79, Atlanta
 Henry Gaston was born in Gay, Georgia of Meriwether County on October 23, 1941, to the late John Henry Gaston and Mamie Norris Gaston. After graduating from Woodbury High Sch ...

Stephens

Charles Lee Moore, 68, Eastanollee
Mr. Charles Lee Moore, age 68 of Scott Road, Eastanollee, GA passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. A son of the late R.W. “J ...

White

On Friday, August 13, 2021, Robert Alexius Cashman, loving brother, and uncle, passed away in the peace comfort of his sister Margaret’s home after a brief battle with cancer ...
Chandler Jacob Havard, age 34, passed away Friday August 13, 2021. Chandler was born on April 23, 1987, to John Darrin Havard and Trina Robinson Mueller He is preceded in dea ...
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.