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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 16th, 2022


Danny Scott Hitt, 55, Cumming
Danny Scott Hitt, 55, of Cumming passed away Thursday, June 16th at Northside Hospital Forsyth after a brief battle with lung cancer. Danny was the youngest of five children born t ...


Patricia Croy Corbin, 83, Suwanee
Mrs. Patricia Croy Corbin, 83, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, G. W. Corbin, and parents, E. M. ...


Dwain Whitehead, 78, Mt. Airy
Dwain Whitehead, age 78 of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Born in Mount Airy, Georgia on August 02, 1943, he was a son of the late ...


Vladimir "Val" Harris, 98, Gainesville
Vladimir “Val” Harris, age 98, passed away peacefully at Willowbrooke Court at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, GA on June 16, 2022. He was born on September 16, ...


Mr. Benjamin “Ben” Junior Mathis, age 77, of Commerce passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.  Mr. Mathis was born ...


Joseph (Joe) L. Moss Sr., 77, of Clayton went home to be with his Lord June 16, 2022. Joe was the son of the late F.E. and Sally Moss.  He grew up in Valdosta, Ga.  He ...


Sheri G. Sinopoli, 56, Helen
Sheri G. Sinopoli, age 56 of Helen, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022.   Sheri was born January 31, 1966 in Louisiana to the late Newman Fred Gaines and Carolyn Ann Ty ...
Eleanor Trommer, 86, Macon, Ga.
Eleanor Trommer, age 86, went to join her heavenly family on June 16, 2022. She died peacefully at her new home in Macon, GA. Her recent heart attack, combined with COPD and dement ...
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.