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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 17th, 2022


Thelma Elliott Byrd, 92, Dawsonville
Thelma Elliott Byrd, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born February 24, 1930 to the late Alvin and Thena El ...


Jorge Lopez Aguilera, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Jorge Lopez Aguilera, 69, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park ...
John Austin Edmondson, 83, Gainesville
John Austin Edmondson, 83, died on June 17, 2022, at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. He was born on April 5, 1939, at Gainesville’s old Downey Hospital to Cha ...
Charles Austin Johnson, N/A, Gainesville
Charles Austin Johnson of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022.
Franklin Alfred Stone, 82, Flowery Branch
Franklin Alfred Stone age 82 of Flowery Branch entered rest Friday June 17, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Franklin was born September 5, 1939 in Kan ...
Irene T. Waller, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Irene T. Waller born August 1, 1946, in Hartwell, Ga to the late Ruby Nell Walker and James Thornton. Mrs. Waller attended Hart County School systems and moved to Gainesvil ...
Joanne Ware, 75, Gainesville
Ms. Joanne Ware was a caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She departed this earthly life on Friday, June 17, 2022, after serving 75 years on the Lord’s battlefield ...


John Frank Panuska, 59, Hoschton
John Frank Panuska, age 59 passed away Friday June 17, 2022. Funeral Services will be held 3:00pm Tuesday June 21, 2022, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive frie ...


Brett Cordell Young, 55, New Orleans, LA, formerly of Gainesville
Brett Cordell Young, 55, of New Orleans, LA, formerly of Gainesville, GA, died June 17, 2022. Memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, ...
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.