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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 4th, 2021


Annie Roland, 81, Dawsonville
Annie Roland, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday August 4, 2021 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born October 7, 1939 to the late Roscoe an ...


Sue Ellen Tatum Walls, 72, Sugar Hill
Sue Ellen Tatum Walls, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Katherine Whited Tatum. Mrs. Walls is sur ...
Francis Jerome Woods, III, 79, Sugar Hill
Francis Jerome Woods III, age 79, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis J. and Margaret Perry Woods; brother ...
Rev. Harold F. Woodson, 71, Hoschton
Rev. Harold F. Woodson, age 71, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, John “Frankie” Woodson, and brother, Re ...


Patricia “Mom” Newberry Staton, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.  Born in Copperhill, Tennessee on January 25, 1945, she was the pr ...


Frederick Richard Halter,III, 79, Gainesville
Frederick Richard Halter III, 79, passed into glory on August 4, 2021, with all his family by his side.   In heaven he joined his father, Frederick Richard Halter II (a N ...
Virginia Hosenell Fortson Jackson 80 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, August 4th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Crecencia Corona Valdez, 89, Gillsville
   Mrs. Crecencia Corona Valdez age 89 of Gillsville, Ga passed away on Wednesday August 04, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.    &nb ...


Jane Tiller, 78, Braselton
Jane Tiller, age 78, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021.   A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Jane Tiller will be held at Lawson Funeral Home Chape ...


      Mary Elizabeth Garner Higgins, age 85 of Toccoa, passed away at her home on Wednesday, August 4, 2021.           &nb ...
Betty Lou Payne Powell, 79, Eastanollee
Mrs. Betty Lou Payne Powell, age 79 of Dortch Road, Eastanollee passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. A daughter o ...
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.