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Joshua Craig Edwards, 35, Auburn
  Joshua Craig Edwards, age 35, of Auburn, GA passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Douglas and Mary Edwards; Kip Craven and Gene ...

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Beth Baden, 88, Cumming
Beth Baden, 88 years old, passed away on July 15, 2020, after a long illness.  She passed at home, surrounded by Jack, her husband of almost 65 years, her children, and niece ...

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Joseph Scott Turk, 58, Norcross
Mr. Joseph Scott Turk age 58 of Norcross, Ga passed away on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at Emory Midtown Hospice following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held Monday Ju ...

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Dana Lynn Grindle, 56, Gainesville
Dana Lynn Grindle age 56 of Gainesville entered heaven Wednesday July 15, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Lynn was born in Gainesville on June 29, 1964 to Dan & ...
Douglas “Doug” Lee Standridge age 54 of Gillsville entered heaven Wednesday July 15, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Doug was born November 16, 1965 i ...
Glynda (Lord) Watkins, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Glynda (Lord) Watkins, age 76 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, following an extended illness. She was born January 9, 1944 ...

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Evan Davis, 17, Commerce
Mr. Evan Davis, age 17, of Commerce passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  Evan was born in Gainesville on February 14, 2003.  Evan was a student at Commerce High School ...

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Robert “Bobby” Huey Gillian, 48, Atlanta, formerly of Cumming
Robert Huey “Bobby” Gillian, 48, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday July 15, 2020. Mr. Gillian grew up in Cumming, GA but was a longtime resident of Atlanta.  He ...

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Mr. Richard Dale “Ricky” Hardman, age 58 of Rumsey Avenue, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. ...

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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.