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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 20th, 2021


Elizabeth Buffington, 94, Gillsville
Elizabeth Buffington, age 94, of Gillsville entered heaven Friday August 20, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.  Elizabeth was born in Bessemer, Ala ...
Wanda Lou Nash, 67, Lula
Wanda Lou Nash, 67 of Lula, Ga., died on Friday, August 20, 2021.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 23, 2021, at W. R. Strickland & Sons Chapel ...
Barbara Lents Redmon, 67, Flowery Branch
Barbara Lents Redmon, age 67, passed away August 20, 2021 at her home in Flowery Branch, GA as a result of Metastasized Lung Cancer. She was born December 15, 1953 in Chatsworth, G ...


Bertha Grizzle Gooch, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bertha Grizzle Gooch, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, August 20, 2021.  Mrs. Gooch was born on July 2, 1936, to the late Raleigh and Annie Moose Grizzle. In a ...


Grace Etwinda Gordon Barrs, 85, Lincolnton, formerly of Clarkesville
Grace Etwinda Gordon Barrs, age 85 of Lincolnton, Georgia formerly of Clarkesville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021. Born in Ludowici, Georgia on May 20, ...
Johnny Ray Kimsaey, 71, Augusta
Mr. Johnny Ray Kimsaey, age 71 of Augusta and formerly of Toccoa passed away August 20, 2021.   Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  


Mrs. Lairee Sanford Smith Herbert, age 92 of Toccoa passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Hartwell Health and Rehab.  A daughter of the late Dennard and Lizzie Winn Sm ...
Calvin (Dale) Jones, 66, Toccoa
Mr. Calvin “Dale” Jones age 66 of Stancil Drive in Toccoa, husband to Brenda Wilbanks Jones went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2021 at his home after an extended il ...
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.