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Local Obits for Sat. May 28th, 2022


James Gregory McLeroy, 63, Clarkesville
James Gregory McLeroy, age 63, of Clarkesville, formerly of Athens, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 28, 2022.    Born on April 9, 1959, in Athens, he was a son o ...


Mrs. Lucille Ethel Weathers Nelson, 98, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Emory Hospital of Decatur.   Born on January 16, 1924 in Wake County, NC, sh ...
Robert Conrad Reese, 48, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Conrad Reece, age 48, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Emory University, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursda ...


Daisy Bridges Adams, 99, Commerce
Mrs. Daisy Bridges Adams, age 99, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Bountiful Hills.  Mrs. Adams was born in Crawford, GA to the late Wattie Davis and Annie Leora ...


Sara Emma Banuelos, 8, Dahlonega
Ms. Sara Emma Banuelos, age 8, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022. Sara, a precious baby girl, was born to Pedro Banuelos and Marisol Pena on June 23, 2013, in Hal ...
Ellen Joyce Mason, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ellen Joyce Mason, aged 87, of Dahlonega, sadly left us on May 28, 2022, after a short battle with cancer.   Ellen was born in Alabama on December 8, 1934, and as a ...


Michael Scott Seagraves, 23, Covington
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Michael Scott Seagraves, age 23 of Covington, Georgia who entered rest Saturday, May 28, 2022.  Mr. Seagraves was born in Athens, ...
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.