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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 5th, 2021

Banks

Mrs. Beverly Joan Hemphill Nesbit, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at her residence.  Mrs. Nesbit was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Burley M. and M ...

Forsyth

Rickey Roy Brewer, 60, Cumming
Rickey Roy Brewer, age 60, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2021. He was member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. He is preceded in death by his childr ...

Gwinnett

Joe Day, 58, Buford
Joe Day, 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by son, Andy Day; daughter, Allison Day; and parents, James Wesley Day and Mary Lou ...
Glenda Martin Harrison, 60, Sugar Hill
Glenda Martin Harrison, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on September 5, 2021. Glenda was born in Hall County, Georgia on October 27, 1960.  She was preceded in death by he ...
Debbie Hill, 67, Buford
Debbie Hill, 67, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, September 5, 2021 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 4 PM at Hamilton Mill Memoria ...

Habersham

James Scottie Nicholson, 61, Cornelia
James Scottie Nicholson, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 10, 1960, he was a son of the late Homer Nicholson ...

Hall

Dustin Craig Bryson, 32, Gainesville
Dustin Craig Bryson age 32, of Gainesville entered rest Sunday Sept. 5, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Dustin was born in Sylva, North Carolina to Ti ...
Weldon Garland, 90, Braselton
Mr. Weldon Garland, age 90, of Braselton went to his heavenly home to reside with Jesus on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 10, ...
Tami Mitchell Hefner, 73, Gainesville
Tami Mitchell Hefner, age 73 of Gainesville and formerly of Habersham County, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Born on September 24, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky, Mrs. Hefn ...
Nathaniel Dwayne “Nathan” Perry age 48 of Lula entered rest Sunday Sept. 5, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.  Nathan was born Feb. 10, ...
Bohdan "Don" Tataryn, 66, Gainesville
Bohdan “Don” Tataryn age 66, of Gainesville entered rest Sunday September 5, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Don was born in Cleveland, Oh ...

Jackson

Aurea “Aurita” Lydia Ashford Long, 88, Jefferson formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas
Aurea “Aurita” Lydia Ashford Long, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, formerly of Blytheville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, September 5, 202 ...
Shannon Allen Jackson, 46, Jefferson
  Mrs. Shannon Allen Jackson, age 46, of Jefferson, GA died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Northside Hospital.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to Jackie Laverne Stand ...

Lumpkin

Guy Odom, 88, Powder Springs formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Guy Odom, age 88, of Powder Springs, Georgia, formerly of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Mr. Odom was born in Dahlonega on March 5, 1933, to the ...
Wanda Self, 56, Dahlonega
Mrs. Wanda Self, age 56, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Wanda was born in Hall County on November 4, 1964. She was preceded in death by her father ...

Other

Joseph "Dalton" Courson, 27, Hortense
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces for Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup, GA the death of Joseph “Dalton” Courson, 27, of Hortense, GA., who died Sunday, ...

Stephens

Frank Loden Hemphill, 102, Toccoa
Frank Loden Hemphill, age 102, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 at the Clary Care Center in Toccoa, Georgia. Frank was born in Franklin County, Georgia. He was the so ...

White

Shane Reuben Griffin, 42, Cleveland
Mr. Shane Reuben Griffin, age 42, of Cleveland, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021.     A native of Cleveland and a 1997 WCHS graduate, took his la ...
Candice Knight LaPointe, 56, Cleveland
Candice Knight LaPointe, Age 56, of Cleveland, Ga, was known by her friends and family as Candi, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. She was born on September 30, 1964, and p ...
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.