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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 5th, 2022


Vickie Ivey Crawford, 63, Sugar Hill
Vickie Ivey Crawford, 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully at her home on January 5, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Ivey and Louise Ivey Reece; ...


Trisha Lenora Barrett Sanders, 44, Clarkesville
Trisha Lenora Barrett Sanders, age 44, of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Born on June 29, 1977, in Gainesville, she was a daughter of the late Wi ...


Paul Colbert, 83, of College Park, GA,  died on January 5, 2022. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.   
Mary Maddox Couch, 83, Flowery Branch
Mary Maddox Couch, 83, of Flowery Branch, GA, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Funeral Service will be held Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor ...
Walter Robert (Bob) Henderson Bob Henderson, 88, Gainesville, GA passed away on January 5, 2022, and is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Reba June Henderson. He is surv ...
Frederick Keith Ward, 68, Highlands, NC
  Frederick Keith Ward, 68, of Highlands, North Carolina, passed away January 5, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a trip with his family through Iceland. ...
Jonathan S. Young, 37, Gainesville
Jonathan S. Young 37, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 8 from 2-4 p.m. at Little & Davenport Funeral ...


  Mr. Jeffery Neal “Froggy” Manders, age 57, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Manders was ...
Randall Lamar Morgan, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Randall Lamar Morgan, age 73, of Monroe, Georgia, who entered rest Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Mr. Morgan was bor ...
Juanita Massey Smith, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Juanita Ann Massey Smith, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born in Commerce to the late C.L. and Emma Alexander M ...


Robert "Bob" Ray Sasser, 66, Toccoa formerly of Lula
Robert “Bob” Ray Sasser age 66, of Toccoa formerly of Lula, entered rest Wednesday January 5, 2022 at his residence. Bob was born in Fairhope, Alabama to Jordan Jack ...


Harold Hooper, 89, Cleveland
Mr. Harold Hooper, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Mr. Hooper was born in White County to the late Grant and Fannie Dorsey Hooper.  In additio ...
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.