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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2022


Marcus Jesse “Pete” Chastain, age 75 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 25, 2022.   Born in Mountain City, Georgia on S ...


Stewart Douglas “Batman” Vinson  was born on October 11, 1950 in Royston, GA to the late Frank Vinson and the late Ruby E. Jones. He was called home to be with the ...
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Michael “Mike” Lynn Little, age 58, of Gainesville, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Mike was born on Ju ...


William Wilson, 74, Commerce
William Wilson, age 74, of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.   Born on Feb. 25, 1948 in Morgantown, WV, Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Jack and El ...
Zella Wilson, 70, Commerce
Zella Wilson, age 70 of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.   Born on May 22, 1952 in Atlanta, GA, Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of the late Leo Moore Jr ...


James “Gary” Lester, 75, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the passing of Mr. James “Gary” Lester age 75 of Danielsville, GA on June, 25th, 2022 . Mr. Lester was the son of the late Cliff ...


Sally Roche, 58, Sautee-Nachoochee
  Sally Roche, 58, of Sautee-Nachoochee, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022. Born September 8,1963, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Beaven and Kath ...
Shirley Ann Taylor, 81, Cleveland
Shirley Ann Taylor, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Mrs. Taylor was born on February 7, 1941, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to the late Vincen ...
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.