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Local Obits for Thu. May 26th, 2022


Thomas Allen Hill, 87, Baldwin
Thomas Allen Hill age 87 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Born on February 10, 1935, in Carnesville, he was a son of the late Ben Hill and Vetter Patri ...


Imogene Bruce, 83, Dawsonville
Imogene Bruce, 83, of Forsyth County passed away Thursday May 26, 2022 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born May 29, 1938, Imogene had been a resident of ...


Dorothea Yvonne Hailey, 67, Gainesville
Doretha Yvonne Hailey was born on November 11, 1954 to the late Grady Cheeks and the late Clara Mae Cheeks.  She was called home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2022.  ...
Anthony Eugene Lowe, Gainesville
Anthony Eugene Lowe was born July 6th, 1968 to Irene Lowe and late Bobby Gene Lowe. At the age of 8 Anthony joined the Whiterock Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. A. L. J ...
Barbara A. Townsend, 60, Gillsville
Barbara A. Townsend, 60, of Gillsville, went on to be with her Savior on May 26, 2022, after a long battle with her health.   Barbara was a fighter, a loving and caring ...


Marian Estelle Sellers Duncan, age 92 of Commerce, GA passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022.   Born on April 2, 1930 in Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Duncan was the daughter ...


Terry Smith, 34, Athens
Mr. Terry Smith, age 34, of Athens passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Ho ...
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.