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Local Obits for Sun. May 15th, 2022


Margaret Miller Webb, 94, Dawsonville
Margaret Miller Webb, 94, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022, at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 6, 1927, Margaret had been a resi ...


William R. “Bill” Mullinax, 68, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, May 15, 2022. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...


Michele Jeanne Abrams, 67, Clarkesville
Michele Jeanne Abrams, age 67, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on May 15, 2022. Michele was born on June 4, 1954 to the late Jeanne and Robert Shaber in Long Island, New Yo ...
Johnny Wesley Jackson, 80, Clarkesville
Mr. Johnny Wesley Jackson, 80, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...


Frances Sherry Bowles, 77, Gainesville
Frances Sherry Bowles age 77 of Gainesville entered rest Sunday May 15, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville.   Frances was born in Porterdale, GA t ...
On May 15, 2022 at 3:19 in the afternoon, Nancy Louise Gilmer Yopp entered into Heaven. She was one of the kindest and warmest hearted women who ever walked this earth. She stay ...


William "Daniel" Disspain, 66, Dahlonega
Mr. William "Daniel" Disspain, age 66, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born on December 5, 1955 in Dahlonega to the late Rufus Henry Dis ...


Loretta Jo (Weber) Lopez, age 88, of Tiger, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, May 15, 2022. Loretta was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 28, 193 ...
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.