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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 31st, 2021

Habersham

Ralph Edward McConnell, 71, Baldwin
Ralph Edward McConnell, age 71, of Baldwin, Georgia went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, December 31, 2021. Mr. McConnell was born on October 29, 1950 in Habersham County, Georg ...

Hall

Arthur Odell Cochran, 74, Gainesville
Arthur Odell Cochran age 74 of Gainesville entered rest Friday December 31, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Arthur was born in Gainesville on April 7, ...
Charlie Hudson, 55, Gainesville
  Charlie Hudson 55 of Gainesville passed away on Dec 31st. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral.  
Edward Allison “Al” Kinnard age 81 of Gillsville entered heaven Friday December 31, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. Al was born September 23, 1940, ...
Edward “Ed” Arnold Kirkman, Sr, age 80, of Gainesville, GA peacefully passed away on December 31, 2021 after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born in Okmulgee ...

Jackson

Alfred Newton Cain, 83, Commerce
Mr. Alfred Newton Cain, age 83, of Commerce passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Cain was born in Commerce to the late, Paul ...

Lumpkin

Melinda Anne Adams, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Melinda Anne Adams, age 73 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021. She was born in California on October 8, 1948 to the late Fannie Odom Self and the l ...
Florence Maude Whelchel, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Florence Maude Whelchel, age 83, of Pensacola, Florida formerly of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.  A private graveside service will be held at Dah ...
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.