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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 19th, 2021


Martha Ann Rice Holcomb, 82, Gainesville
Martha Ann Rice Holcomb (82) passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2021.  She was born in Toccoa, Ga. to Lola Mae and Roy D. Rice.  She was a wife, mother, grand ...
Mrs. Martha Chambers “Sissy” Pledger age 78 Of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday August 19, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness ...
Thomas P. Vandenbossche, 94, Gainesville
Thomas P. Vandenbossche, 94 of Gainesville passed away August 19, 2021.   No formal services will be held and at the family's request, Mr. Vandenbossche will be ...


Gene Durward Shaw, 89, Pendergrass
Mr. Gene Durward Shaw, age 89 of Pendergrass, Georgia (Belmont Community) entered into Heaven Thursday, August 19, 2021, from an extended illness.  Mr. Shaw was born to the la ...


Rickey Gene Willingham, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Rickey Gene Willingham, age 71, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.  ...


Virginia Coursey Chamblee, 76, Cleveland
Virginia Coursey Chamblee, age 76, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 19th, 2021. Ms. Chamblee was born in Atlanta, GA to the late James William Coursey Sr. and Rebus Jo ...
Travis Odom, 31, Canon
Travis Odom, age 31 of Canon, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021. Travis was born December 21, 1989 in Panama City, FL to Carol Page Odom and the late Terrell Odom. He was a ...
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.