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Local Obits for Wed. May 25th, 2022


Gary Michael Lyle, 77, Mt. Airy
Gary Michael Lyle, age 77 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.   Born in Stephens County, Georgia on December 1 ...
Alma Frances McNeely, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Alma Frances McNeely, 79, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Fr ...
Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Tolbert, age 70, of Alto passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.   Kathy was born August 6, 1951 in Clarkesville, Ga to the late Omer and ...


Rev. Jeff L. Gailey, 86, Talmo
Rev. Jeff L. Gailey, 86, of Talmo, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, ...


Regina Ann Johnson, 68, Dahlonega
Regina Ann Johnson 68 of Dahlonega passed away on May 25, 2022 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Johnson was an avid quilter and a member of many quilters guilds. She retir ...


Donald “Don” Franklin Gage passed away on May 25th, 2022, at the age of 81, in Dahlonega, Georgia where he lived since 2005 after relocating from Orlando, Florida. He f ...


Richard Brandon Owen, 38, Ellijay
Mr. Richard Brandon Owen, age 38 of Ellijay, passed away on Wednesday May 25, 2022 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 3, 2022 at Memorial ...


William Howard Dean, 83, Toccoa
Mr. William Howard Dean, age 83 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at his residence. A son of the late Harold E. Dean, Sr. and Mary Viola Adams Dean Buchanan, ...
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.