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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Banks

Lauren Nicole Caudell, 32, Carnesville
Lauren Nicole Caudell, age 32, of Carnesville, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Ms. Caudell was born on June 24, 1989 in Hall County, Georgia to ...

Dawson

Jeanette Elizabeth Reece, 74, Dawsonville
Jeanette Elizabeth Reece, 74 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her residence after a brief illness.  She was born in Dawsonville, GA to the late ...

Forsyth

Paul McGhee, 57, Cumming
Paul McGhee, age 57, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. Paul enjoyed riding his motorcycle and ...
Betty Schmidt, 89, Cumming
Betty Schmidt radiated joy and love in everything she did. She instilled in her family a sense of responsibility for helping others and supporting friends through good times and ba ...
Christopher Troy Vandergriff, age 51, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Chris was known for his fierce and unconditional love for his daughter,  ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ledford Greene, 82, Norcross
Sarah Ledford Greene, 82, of Norcross, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mrs. Greene has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hamilton Mill ...
James Benton Smith,Jr., 31, Sugar Hill
James Benton Smith, Jr., age 31, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He is survived by his father, James Benton Smith and Debra of Sugar Hill; mother, Tina M ...

Habersham

Raymond "Ray" Blackburn, age 92, of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. Blackburn was born on July 27, 1929 in Habersham Co ...
Virginia “Ginny” Chase Kelly passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. She died peacefully, surrounded by members of her family. She was a special woman, loved by man ...

Hall

Ethelene Thomas Dorsey, Gainesville
Ethelene Thomas Dorsey was born on February 14, 1922, in Hall County, GA to Flora Mae Griffin Thomas and Robert Thomas from Hall County, GA. Ethelene lived his entire life in north ...
Carolyn Winters Keith, 81, Chicopee
Mrs. Carolyn Winters Keith, 81 of Chicopee passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. ...
Jerry Ronald Stafford, 76 of Lula passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021.  Jerry was born on January 10th, 1945 in Dalton, Georgi ...

Other

Laura Gayle Vandiver Beddingfield, age 68 of Rex, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Born in Atlanta Georgia on July 7, 1953, she was a daughter of the l ...
Susan Garrison Epps, 59, Winterville
Susan Garrison Epps, age 59 of Winterville, GA passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.   Born on June 5, 1962 in Athens, GA, Susan was the daughter of the late William ...
Mrs. Rosa Eldine "Ma Dean" Gilreath, age 95, of Suches, Georgia passed away on September 21, 2021. She was born on April 29, 1926, in Suches to the late Jack Holloway and ...

Rabun

June Ellen Retkofsky, 67, Maysville
June Ellen Retkofsky, age 67 of Maysville, GA passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.   Born on June 10, 1954 in Ashtabula, Ohio, Mrs. Retkofsky was the daughter of the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Connie Faye Hunt Watts, age 74 of Hillcrest Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at her residence. A daughter of the late David and Lorraine Kepley Hunt, s ...

White

Robert Larry Bufford, 75, Cleveland
Robert Larry Bufford, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Mr. Bufford was born on June 12, 1946 to the late Willard Alexander “Shorty” B ...
Betty Williams Petit, 83, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Williams Petit, age 83, of Cleveland.  Mrs. Petit passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021.  Arrangemen ...
Betty Ruth Pettit, 83, Cleveland
Betty Ruth Petitt, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.   Mrs. Petitt was born on November 29, 1937, in Habersham County, to the late Willie ...
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.