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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 8th, 2021

Banks

Katherine Jane Shelton Chandler, age 92 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Born in Forrester, North Carolina on May 27, 1929, she was a daughter of the late S ...
Dianne Maney Tyra, 63, Homer
Dianne Maney Tyra, age 63 of Homer, GA passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.   Born on Feb. 18, 1958 in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Tyra was the daughter of the late Tommy and Wil ...

Forsyth

Rocco "Rocky" Joseph Selvaggi, Jr., 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away late Sunday night on August 8, 2021 in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rocco a ...

Habersham

James Douglas Tedder, 73, Cornelia
James Douglas Tedder, age 73, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 12, 2021, ...
Lenward E. Jordan, 83, Alto
  Lenward E. Jordan, age 83, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Born on November 21, 1937, in Commerce, he was a son of the late John Thomas and Add ...
Dollie Timmons Lively, 87, Clarkesville
Dollie Timmons Lively, age 87 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021.  Born in Trion, Georgia on February, 21, 1934, she was a daughter of the late James Ti ...

Hall

Mark Wayne Sasser, 69, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Sasser, 69, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away at his residence with his family at his side. Mark was born September 26, 1951 to Harry Wayne and Vera Elizabeth Sasser o ...
Mr. Matthew Langdon Skinner, age 59, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021. The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 13, 2021 at Memorial P ...

Jackson

Lottie Merle Wilson, 98, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Lottie Merle Ray Wilson, age 98, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Mrs. Wilson was born i ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Sally Elizabeth Payne Sellers, age 97 of Greater Hope Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late James Ira ...

White

Beulah Mae Elliott, 91, Cleveland
Beulah Mae Elliott, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Gateway Nursing Home. Beulah Mae Elliott was born on June 14, 1930, in Jacksonville, Alabama, ...
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.