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Local Obits for Mon. May 30th, 2022

Gwinnett

Captain Ronald Arthur Verplaetse, of Buford, Georgia, passed away, May 30, 2022.  He is survived by his wife, Dianne R. Verplaetse, daughter Stephanie Morningstar, step-daught ...
James Franklin Payne, 84, Sugar Hill
James Franklin Payne, age 84, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents Milton M. Payne and Eunice Irene Myrtle Payne; si ...
Kathryne Moore McCraney Rigdon, of Snellville, GA passed away May 30, 2022.  Born in Lee County Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Peyton Jenkins Moore and Julia Gra ...

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Juan Alvarez Avalos, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Juan Alvarez Avalos, 61, of Gainesville passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at his residence.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.  Friday, June 3, 2022 at ...
Jeri Kay (Sissy) Harvill, 52, Gainesville
Jeri Kay (Sissy) Harvill, 52, of Gainesville passed away May 30, 2022 surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4th at 3 pm, with the viewing at 2pm, at L ...
Jeri Kay (Sissy) Harvill, 52, Gainesville
Jeri Kay (Sissy) Harvill, 52, of Gainesville passed away May 30, 2022 surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4th at 3 pm, with the viewing at 2pm, at L ...
Ruth Inez Puckett, 89, Gainesville
Ruth Inez Smith Puckett, 89 of Gainesville died Monday, May 30, 2022 at her residence in Gainesville. Ruth was born on October 6, 1932 in Lincolnton, GA to Russell Alvin and Gla ...
Lois Booher Usher, 86, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lois Booher Usher, age 86, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by her family.   Gra ...

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Frances Charlotte Caldwell, 93, of Cleveland, Ga passed away peacefully Monday, May 30, 2022 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 18, 1929, in Merriville, In. to ...
Shirley Jean Seymour, 97, Cleveland
  Shirley Jean Seymour, age 97 of Cleveland Georgia passed away peacefully on Monday May 30th, 2022 at Laurel Lodge Assisted Living in Cleveland Georgia. Shirley was b ...
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.