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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 23rd, 2022

Banks

Betty “Jo” McClain White, age 84, of Alto, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022.     Born on December 3, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Wil ...

Dawson

Judy Mae Roper, Dawsonville
On June 22, 2022, a celebration began as the gates of Heaven swung wide open to welcome a good and faithful servant, Judy Mae Roper. She received her gold crown to match the heart ...

Habersham

Jean Church Smith, 64, Clarkesville
Jean Church Smith, age 64, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022.    Born on January 24, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Jake Church and Lucil ...
Jimmie Ruth Baugh Wade, age 91, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Wade was born on March 10, 1931 in Hall County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

Donald Eugene Bowen, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Eugene Bowen, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Funeral servi ...
Rocky Joe Hammond, 61, Gainesville
Mr. Rocky Joe Hammond, age 61, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022.   Mr. Hammond was born in Gainesville, GA to the late Mr. James T. Hammond and ...
Betty Anne Jones Scott, 94, Flowery Branch
Betty Anne Jones Scott passed to her eternal home on June 23, 2022. She was born on November 15, 1928 in LaGrange, GA., the second beautiful daughter born to Alma and Bernard J. (B ...

Jackson

Elisa Ann Kent, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Elisa Ann Kent, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mrs. Kent was born in Commerce to the late James and Linda Brow ...

Other

Richard "Rich" Lewis Mason, 81, Deerfield Beach, FL
Richard “Rich” Lewis Mason, 81, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, died after a one-year battle with cancer the morning of Wednesday June 8th, 2022. Mr. Mason was born Sep ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.