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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 28th, 2021


Mr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Herbert Farmer, age 63, of Statham passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2021 ...


LeRoy Kellam, Sr., 85, Buford
LeRoy Kellam, Sr., age 85 of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Addie Randolph Kellam.  He is survived ...


Judith Ann Bishop Harrington, age 82, of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon.  T ...
Kimberly Lynn “Kim” Whisnant, 50, of Lula passed away Tuesday September 28, 2021. Born August 30, 1971 to the late Herschel and Edna Loggins Whisnant, she was a nati ...


Linda McLeod Buffington, 72, Gainesville
  Mrs. Linda McLeod Buffington, age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at her residence with her family by her side after an extended illness.& ...
Joan E. Chapman, 75, Gainesville
Miss Joan E. Chapman, 75, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus.   Private Graveside services wil ...
Charles Randall Dunagan, 70, Gainesville
Charles Randall Dunagan was born May 8, 1951, to the late Charles Almond Dunagan & Clara May Gee in Gainesville, Ga.  Charles graduated high school and took on the care ...


June Collins, 73, Cleveland
June Collins, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Mrs. Collins was born on August 11, 1948, in Franklin County, to the late Loyd Nelson Cash and Em ...
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.