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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 30th, 2021

Banks

Anne Collins, 71, Maysville
Anne Collins, age 71, of Maysville, GA passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Cody Williford. Ms. Collins is survived by her childr ...

Forsyth

Avon McClain Connelly, 85, Cumming
Avon McClain Connelly of Cumming, GA. passed away September 30th at Cumming Health & Rehab Nursing Home, one month short of her 85th birthday, from prolonged effects of a strok ...
William “Willie” L. Durham, age 87, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Willie was born in Gainesville, GA, April 9, 1934, to the late Samuel L ...

Habersham

Karl Harris, 79, Demorest
Karl Harris, a local Master Craftsman of houses, lived all his life in a Harris-built house; except for 4.5 short years living in a trailer as the newly wed husband of Linda Wilb ...

Hall

Dr. Noah Wayne Moffett, 84, Gainesville
Dr. Noah Wayne Moffett.  A life lived … A life lived well. Our family has lost a Mountain of a Man. Wayne Moffett was an unmovable, unshakeable force for ...
Kevin Dale Emmett, 59, Gainesville
Kevin Dale Emmett. 59, of Gainesville GA, passed away on September 30, 2021. He was a Self-employed carpenter and worked in the construction business He is survived by his da ...
Patrick Bernard McGinley, 51, Gainesville
Mr. Patrick Bernard McGinley, 51, of Gainesville passed away September 30, 2021 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 in the C ...
Bobbie Jean Holman Pethel, 83, Gainesville
Bobbie Jean Holman Pethel of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully  on 09/30/21 at her residence following an extended illness. Born on August 12, 1938.  She was the ...
Lillian 'Rebecca' Sloan, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Lillian “Rebecca” Sloan, age 82, of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at The Landings of Gainesville, Ga following an extended illness. ...
Zachary Austin Waycaster, 28, Flowery Branch
Zachary Austin Waycaster, age 28, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his father, John Waycaster, uncle; Denward C ...

White

Eva Marie Donaldson, 61, Cleveland
Eva Marie Donaldson, of Cleveland, was born on March 19, 1960 to Lena Mae and J.W. Grizzle. Marie passed away on September 30, 2021, after a 2 year battle with cancer. Marie was a ...
Jack Edward Rawdin, Jr., 77, Sautee Nacoochee
Jack Edward Rawdin, Jr., age 77, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Jack was born on July 7, 1944, in Boca Raton, Florida.  He was one of six ...
Terrell “Bones” Clifton Smith, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. Mr. Smith was born on June 5, 1955, to the late Lamar Smith and Molly ...
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.