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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 24th, 2022

Gwinnett

Thomas Brent Binkley, 75, Duluth
Thomas Brent Binkley, 75 of Duluth, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24th, 2022.  Brent was preceded in death by his bride, Bette "BJ" Binkley, his parents ...
Christine Parker, 71, Buford
Christine Parker, 71, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 surrounded by her home after battling colon cancer for three years.  She was preceded in death by he ...

Hall

Juan Gomez Hernandez, 21, Gainesville
Mr. Juan Gomez Hernandez, 21, of Gainesville passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Funeral services will be held at Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostes from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on ...
Bobbie Nell Parks, 85, Lula
Mrs. Bobbie Nell Parks, 85, of Lula, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in the chap ...
Charley Davis Simpson, Gainesville
Charley Davis Simpson was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia on January 5, 1934, and lived in Carnesville, Georgia for the past 32 years. He passed away on June 10, 2022 in Norteast Georg ...

Jackson

Harriett Paula Gailey, 67, Maysville
Mrs. Harriett Paula Gailey, age 67, of Maysville, GA died Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Gailey was born in Athens to the late Paul E. and Oliv ...

Lumpkin

Jeffery Lavaughn Bright, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Jeffery Lavaughn Bright, 56, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at northeast Georgia Medical Center Dahlonega.   Born on December 12, 1965 in Boaz, AL, ...

Other

Theresa Brooks, 74, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Theresa Brooks, 74, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, died Friday, June 24, 2022. Mrs. Brooks has been cremated and will be taken back to Canada for services. She is survived by her hus ...
Walter Calvin Irwin, 85, Lavonia
Mr. Walter Calvin Irwin, 85, of Lavonia, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Born ...
Larry Wood, 79, Albany
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Wood, age 79 of Albany, Georgia who entered rest Friday, June 24, 2022.  Mr. Wood was born in Jefferson, Georgia a son ...
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.