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Local Obits for Sat. May 14th, 2022


Billy Ray Frachiseur, 77, Buford
Billy Ray Frachiseur, 77, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Brannon Frachiseur; son, Darell Frachiseur; parents, Le ...


Ken Irby, 77, Gainesville
Ken Irby, 77, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was born in Sumter, SC to the late Reuben and Kathryn Irby. Ken served his country in the United States ...
Johnnye Mae Underwood, 73, Gainesville
Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mrs. Johnnye Mae Underwood, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia will be held Thursday, May 19,2022, 6:00pm at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 1 ...
Johnnie “Junior” Weathers age 74 of Gainesville formerly of Dawsonville entered rest Saturday May 14, 2022 at the Bell Minor Nursing Home. Junior was born March 3, 1 ...
Willie Mae Wilson, 82, Murrayville
Willie Mae Wilson, 82, of Murrayville, Ga. died on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, hour 2:00 pm, at Wauka Mountain Baptist Ch ...


Kay Redmon Webb, 59, Carlton
Kay Redmon Webb, age 59 of Carlton, GA passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022.   Born on Jan. 3, 1963 in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Webb was the daughter of the late Thomas Lott ...
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.