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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 17th, 2021

Dawson

Wilma “Cat” Cox, 90, Dawsonville
Wilma “Cat” Cox, 90, of Dawson County passed away Monday August 16, 2021 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 5, 1931 to the late Butch ...

Forsyth

Anthony “Tony” Bennett Claxton, age 56, of Cumming, GA, was called home by our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Tony was born in Miami, FL, in 1965, to t ...

Gwinnett

Yemi Mabiaku, 22, Buford
Yemi Mabiaku, Jr., 22, of Buford, GA, died suddenly Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inte ...

Habersham

Marlene Cope Holland Cantrell, age 81 of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 following an extended illness. Born in Jackson County, North ...
Richard Laughinghouse, 81, Cornelia
Richard Laughinghouse, age 81 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 03 ...

Hall

Hollis Darlene Bellville of Clermont, died on August 17, 2021.  Funeral arrangements are pending and will take place in Brookville, Fl. William R. Strickland & Sons ...
Sandra Jean Murphy, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Sandra Jean Murphy, 74, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday August 17, 2021 at her residence, following a sudden illness. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Fr ...
Jay Calvin Skaggs, 28, Gainesville
Mr. Jay Calvin Skaggs, Jr. 28, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, ...

Jackson

Thomas Matthew Moon, 65, Commerce
Thomas Matthew Moon, age 65 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.   Born on Sept. 5, 1955 in Loganville, GA, Mr. Moon was the son of the late Robert and ...

Lumpkin

Matthew Graeme Bartils, 33, Dahlonega
Matthew Graeme Bartils, age 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021.  Matthew was very proud of being a true "Nugget", being born and raised in Dahl ...
Junior Dock Grizzle, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. Junior Dock Grizzle, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Mr. Grizzle was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on March 3, 193 ...
Bertha Mae Sanford, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bertha Mae Sanford, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Bertha was born on May 12, 1942, to the late David and Bessie Bowen Peck. In addition to her ...

Stephens

Arthur Morris Jameson, 80, Eastanollee
Mr. Arthur Morris Jameson, age 80 of Twin Lakes Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his residence. A son of the late Bill and Etta Taylor Jameson, he was b ...

White

Chad Aaron Becher, 43, Cleveland
Chad Aaron Becher, age 43 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021. A graveside service is scheduled for 11AM Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Yonah View Memorial Gardens. ...
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.