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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 1st, 2022


Gary Burt, 67, Dawsonville
  Gary Burt, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 1, 2022 following a long battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Gary was born April 19, 1 ...


Kaelyn Marie Hill, 10, Buford
“For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.”   It is with most profound sorrow we announce the passing of our precious child, Kaelyn Ma ...
Christopher “Chris” Edward Pass, age 52, of Braselton, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Pass; grandfathe ...


Charles Earls, 56, Gainesville
Charles Earls – Not a Self-Made Man On Thursday, June 24, 1965, Charles Dean Earls made his debut and his journey in this natural world began. He was the third of three child ...
Gayle (Twitty) Gill, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Gayle (Twitty) Gill, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Gayle was born July 19, 1936, a native of Gainesville. She was the da ...
Jimmy Scott Taylor, 58, Gainesville
  Jimmy Scott Taylor, age 58, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Larry Taylor and Stella Mae Ta ...
Judd Acuff Webb, 86, Gainesville
Judd Acuff Webb, 86, of Gainesville, GA passed peacefully on June 1, 2022. Judd was born in Rogersville, TN on November 27, 1935, and raised in Knoxville, TN where he graduated ...
James Henry Wills, 79, Gainesville
James Henry Wills 79 of Gainesville passed away on Monday, June 1st. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
James Henry Wills, 80, Gainesville
James Henry Wills was born on December 1, 1942, in Edenton, North Carolina, to James Frank and Helen Blount Wills. He grew up in Edenton among many uncles, aunts, and cousins. He g ...


Georgia Louise Dyer, 84, Danielsville
Mrs. Georgia Louise Dyer, age 84, of Danielsville, GA died Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Dyer was born in Commerce to the late Henr ...
Juanita Barrett Pilgrim, 92, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Paul ...
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.