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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 7th, 2022

Dawson

Wayne Burnette, 71, Dawsonville
Wayne Burnette, 71, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, January 7, 2022. Born September 29, 1950 to the late H. B. and Virginia Burnette, he was a native ...

Gwinnett

James David “Bart” Sims, age 58, a longtime resident of Dacula, Georgia, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022.   David was born on July 2, 1963, to the l ...
Franklin L. Smith III, 51, Buford
Franklin L. Smith III, 51, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 7, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin L. Smith, II. Franklin is survived by his mother, Car ...

Habersham

Kristina (Kris) Dawnn Jones passed away on January 7, 2022, surrounded by close friends, after a 6-month battle with leiomyosarcoma. She is survived by her parents Robert & Vir ...
Stanley Felix Rudeseal, 74, Cornelia
Stanley Felix Rudeseal, age 74 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 07, 2022 following an extended illness. Born in Troy, Ohio on February 12, 1 ...
Kellie Paige Sherman, 44, Clarkesville
Kellie Paige Sherman, age 44, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022.  Born on December 29, 1977, in San Diego, California, she was the daughter of Lowell ...
Jimmie Clarence Truelove, 59, Cornelia
Jimmie Clarence Truelove, age 59, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022.  Mr. Truelove was born on March 26, 1962, in Stockbridge. At the age of 17, he began ...

Hall

Stanley Ray Brown, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Stanley Ray Brown, 73, of Gainesville passed away January 7, 2022 at his residence following a sudden illness. A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. ...
Betty Sanders Burnett, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Sanders Burnett, 69, of Gainesville passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held a ...
Charlie Cason Farr, 96, Gainesville
Charlie Cason Farr, age 96, passed away on Friday, January 7th in his home of 52 years.  Charlie was known by many in Gainesville as their pharmacist as he practiced the profe ...
Mary Elizabeth Cooper Hanes, 93, Chestnut Mountain
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Elizabeth Cooper Hanes announces her death on Jan.7, 2022.  Mary was born in Chestnut Mountain on July 13, 1928.  She ...
Jerry Blane McClure, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Blane McClure, 81, was born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC on December 9, 1940 to the late Clyde E. and Pauline Dale McClure. Jerry passed away peacefully on Januar ...
Betty Oglesby, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Oglesby, 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, departed peacefully to her heavenly home on January 7, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.   Mrs. Oglesby ...
Osmel Turcios, 15, Gainesville
Mr. Osmel Turcios, 15, of Gainesville passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral H ...
Mr. Christopher Bryant Brooks Turner, 59, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 ...

Jackson

Harold Gene James, 84, Braselton
Harold Gene James, 84, of Braselton, GA passed away Friday, January 7, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, JoAnn Busch James, Braselton, GA; children, Rick (Alynoa) James ...

Lumpkin

Johnny Lawrence Chambers, 79, Dahlonega
Mr. Johnny Lawrence Chambers, age 79, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, January 7, 2022. Mr. Chambers was born in Hall County on February 15, 1942, to the late M.P. and Lizzie Bo ...

Other

Harvey Charles Canty, 71, McDonough
Harvey Charles Canty 71 of McDonough passed away Friday, January 7th.  Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.