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Local Obits for Sun. May 22nd, 2022


Dessie Evans Westbrook, 89, Dawsonville
Dessie Evans Westbrook, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday May 22, 2022 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 19, 1932 to the late Rufus and ...


Joan Brenda Allen White, 79, Cornelia
 Joan Brenda Allen White, age 79, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022.  Born on November 15, 1942, in Demorest, she was a daughter of the late Cecil Allen ...


Alice Van Bridger, Gainesville
On May 22, 2022, after a 7 year courageous battle with Alzheimers, our mother Alice Van Bridger has been promoted to her Heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Ronald “Ronnie” Elrod, age 61 of Jefferson, Georgia.  Mr. Elrod was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the la ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ronald Eugene “Ron” Miller, age 66, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest on Sunday May 22, 2022. Mr. Miller was born in ...


Michael Howard McGinn, 63, Eastanollee
Mr. Michael Howard McGinn, age 63 of Eastanollee entered into rest peacefully in his loving wife’s arms on Sunday, May 22, 2022. A son of the late Weldon Mac McGinn, he wa ...
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.