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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 31st, 2021


Pam Maria Elzey, 60, Dawsonville
Pam Maria Elzey, 60 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at her residence.  She loved writing poetry and had published many poems.  She enjoyed spending ...


David M. Thomas, Sr, 67, Lawrenceville
David M. Thomas, Sr., age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Franklin Thomas, Sr.; step-father, Char ...


Geraldleen Simpson “Jeri” Rhyne, age 92 of Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  Born in Darlington, South Carolina on December 27, 1928, she ...


Isabella "Izzy" Rider, inf, Gainesville
Infant Isabella “Izzy” Ann Rider, 2 years old, passed away on Monday August 30, 2021 at her residence.           &n ...
James B. Young, Sr., 97, Clermont
James B. Young, Sr., age 97, of Clermont died August 31, 2021 and was born August 5, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 yrs. Mongah Haynes Young, his parents, Char ...


Bradley Allen Smith, 56, Carnesville
Mr. Bradley Allen Smith age 56 of Carnesville passed away August 31, 2021.   A son of the late William Terrell and Onez Imogene Westmoreland Smith, he was born May, 16 1 ...


Doris Edmonds Keener, passed away on August 24, 2021 at the age of 85.  She was born on June 29, 1936 in Clayton to the late William and Bell Edmonds and was later marrie ...


George William Powers, 68, Eastanollee
  Mr. George William Powers, age 68 of Memorial Drive, Eastanollee passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Edwin Lamar P ...
Mr. Styles Reed Strickland, age 69 of Old Brookhaven Circle, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Charles Reed Strickla ...


Jack G. Lavender, 85, Sautee Nacoochee
Jack G. Lavender, age 85, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away August 31, 2021 Jack was born on March 17th, 1936 in Franklin, Tennessee to the late Hershel and Josephine Lavender.&nb ...
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.