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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 10th, 2020

Gwinnett

Michael A. Penn, 68, Buford
Michael A. Penn, age 68 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Mr. Penn has been cremated and a family service will be held later. Michael was born in Zephyrhills, Florida a ...

Habersham

Minnie Lou Scoggins Seagraves Knight, age 95, passed away on June 10, 2020 at The Oaks, Scenic View in Baldwin, GA where she had lived for over four years.  Minnie was precede ...

Hall

Catherine G. Crosby, 61, Gainesville
Mrs. Catherine G. Crosby age 61 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Braselton following an extended illness.   ...
John Clifton (Jack) Hastings, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, died June 10, 2020, at home with his family.  Mr. Hastings was born on June 27, 1927, in Bishopville, Maryland, to t ...
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.