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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 12th, 2022


William Barnett “Bill” Birdwell, age 76, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Gainesville, GA, after a short illness. Memorial services will be held in Gainesvil ...
Debbie Rana Cannon, 48, Gainesville
Mrs. Debbie Rana Cannon, 48, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be ...
Ira Davis Forrester, Jr., 64, Clermont
Mr. Ira Davis Forrester, Jr., age 64 of Clermont, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.  He was born in Chamblee, Georgia, on January 22, 1957 to the late Ira D ...
Bennie Harkins, Jr., 75, Gainesville
Mr. Bennie Harkins Jr, age 75, of Gainesville GA passed away on Wednesday Jan 12, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Gainesville, GA on May 26, 1946, he was ...


Mr. Jeffery "Jeff" Lee Mullins, age 59 of Dahlonega passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. He was born in Welch, West Virginia on December 14, 1962 to the late Burl ...


Howell "Scotty" Scott, 81, Martin
Howell "Scotty" Scott, age 81, of Martin, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Mr. Scott was born on June 28, 1940 in Stephens County, Georgia. He was p ...
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.