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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 30th, 2021

Forsyth

Henry Wallis Reed, 91, Cumming
Henry Wallis Reed, 91, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 30, 2021. Wallis was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving as a Crew Chief in Germany. Following his military service, he wa ...

Gwinnett

Christine Johnson Parker, 90, Hoschton
Christine Johnson Parker, 90, of Hoschton, GA, died Monday, August 30, 2021 after an extended illness. Mrs. Parker will be transferred to Arlington National Cemetery for burial. Ha ...

Habersham

Mary Geraldene Long Cash, 85, Mt. Airy
Mary Geraldene Long Cash, age 85, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021.  Born on September 6, 1935, in Cornelia, she was a daughter of the late Newman and ...
Tommy L. Tilson, Sr., age 79, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021. Mr. Tilson was born on July 16, 1942 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Ernest and F ...

Hall

Curtis Giles, 63, Gainesville
Curtis Giles transitioned on August 30, 2021. He was born to the late Erastus and Jeanette Giles. He was a proud 1976 graduate of Monroe Area High School. He later attended Fort ...
Angela Jones, 59, Gainesville
Angela Jones - Age 59 of Gainesville GA passed away on August 30, 2021.  Professional services entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Jeanee Catherine Jones, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Jeanee Catherine Jones, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.    Funeral service ...
Frances Longshore Kelley, 94, Gainesville
Frances Longshore Kelley, 94, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021.  She was born on May 26, 1927 in Roanoke, Ala., to Eugene Reginald and Mary Kate Aikens L ...
Derran D. 'Pig' Stovall, 60, Gainesville
Derran D. “Pig” Stovall was born in Gainesville, Georgia on February 9th, 1961 to the late Baby Ray and Alberta Stovall. Derran departed his life on August 30th, 2021. ...
Joe M. Terrell, 96, Gainesville
Joe M. Terrell, 96, died Aug 30, 2021 of natural causes at Hamilton Place Personal Living Home.    Born in 1924 to Henry Earl and Mary Cooley Terrell, he lived ...

Jackson

Brian Mitchell Wilson, 53, Commerce
  Mr. Brian Mitchell Wilson, age 53, of Commerce passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Wilson was born in Commerce to Ca ...
Mr. John Wiley (Junior) Tolbert, age 90, of Nicholson passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Tolbert was born in Nicholson to the late, Wiley Monroe and ...
Larry A. Whitfield, 74, Pendergrass
Larry A. Whitfield, age 74 of Pendergrass, GA passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.   Born on April 23, 1947 in Gwinnett County, Mr. Whitfield was the son of the late Ar ...

White

Shirley Pless, 61, Cleveland
Mrs. Shirley Pless, age 61, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on August 30, 2021. She was born on September 13, 1959, in Walhalla, South Carolina to the late Ned Webb and the late ...
Mary J. Wilson, 75, Cleveland
Mary J. Wilson, age 75, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 from an extended illness. Mrs. Wilson was born in Taylorsville, GA to the late Will Aaron Roberts Sr. 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.