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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 16th, 2021

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Frank Joseph Puletti, 79, Auburn
  Mr. Frank Joseph Puletti, age 79, of Auburn passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. Funeral Mass will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Prince of Peace Cath ...

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George Wilbert Hyde, 87, Buford
  George Wilbert Hyde age 87 of Buford died August 16, 2021. He passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes, and Congested Heart Failure. He was b ...

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Vernia Mae Davis Burns, 88, Demorest
Vernia Mae Davis Burns, age 88 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 23, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Norman D ...

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Willie Marie Buffington, 93, Gainesville
Willie Marie Buffington, 93, of Smoky Springs Retirement Community in Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a hea ...
Annette Helen Hay, 82, Flowery Branch
Annette Helen Hay, 82, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away peacefully from heart failure on Monday, August 16, 2021 in her residence.   Annette Helen Hay was born Nov ...
Elizabeth Ann Jones, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Jones passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 after battling adrenal cancer.   Elizabeth was born February 6, 1959 in Coral Ga ...

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Marvin Davis Harris, Jr., 52, Pendergrass
Mr. Marvin Davis Harris Jr., 52, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 at Piedmont Hospital in Athens. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Born on M ...
Michael Keith Martin, 65, Hoschton
Michael Keith Martin, age 65, of Hoschton, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. Mike was born to J.L. and Mary Ruth Martin in 1956, the fourth of six children in Hal ...

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Audrey Blair Ash, 31, Dahlonega
Ms. Audrey Blair Ash, born November 26, 1989, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky.   Audrey was preceded in death by her b ...
Laura Gail Johnson-Lovell, 68, Dahlonega
Laura Gail Johnson-Lovell, age 68, passed away on July 19, 2021 while vacationing in Missouri after a courageous battle with COVID-19. Gail is survived by her husband, James Lov ...
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.