Local Obits for Sat. May 23rd, 2020
John Thomas Hall, 83, of Cumming, Georgia and formerly of Norcross, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 after a long illness of heart disease.
He was born June 19, 1936 i ...
Carolyn Doby Garrett, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully on May 23, 2020.
Carolyn had four passions in life -- music, dancing, theatre and her greatest passion and joy ...
Justin W. Batten, age 29, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
He is survived by his parents, Wade and Judy Batten, Buford; sisters, Christy (Cody) Battle, Sugar H ...
Timothy Allen Higgins age 64 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Demorest, Georgia on Aug ...
Jack Gilbert, age 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-two years, Opal Bailey Gilbert; and grandson, Kyle Gi ...
Mr. H. Royce Lee, 83, of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born on December 2, 1936 in Gainesville, he was the son of the l ...
Mrs. Rachel Deanna Turner, 54, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, M ...
Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Franklin Simpson, age 76 of Orlando Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
A son of t ...
Hazel Lucille Sutton age 78, of Cleveland passed away Saturday May 23, 2020.
Mrs. Sutton was born in White County and was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Edward Garner ...
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.