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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 30th, 2022


Blyth Michael Chester, 31, Dawsonville
Blyth Michael Chester, 31, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his home with his family by his side.  He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Daw ...


Horace Fenley Bennett, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 following an extended illness. Mr. Bennett was born on February 2, 1938, to the late Henry ...
Linda Kay Dodd, 60, Mount Airy
Linda Kay Dodd, age 60 of Mount Airy, Georgia, took her Heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 30, 2022.   Born in Cleveland, Georgia on December 05, ...


Malissa Alisson, 47, Lula
Malissa Alisson, 47 of Lula passed away on June 30, 2022.  Malissa Diane Allison was born on May 3rd, 1975 in Atlanta, GA. She married Dennis Ray Allison of Hall Count ...
Shirley Roger Carnes, 85, Clermont
Shirley Roger Carnes, 85, of Clermont, Georgia went to be with our Lord on June 30, 2022 after an extended illness.   He was a deacon at Community Baptist Church for a n ...
Robert “Bob” Kelley Cowhig, Jr. – In the early morning hours of June, 30, 2022, Bob passed away suddenly after a brief illness.  He was 76 years old.  R ...


Debra Ann Jenkins Jones of Dahlonega passed away on June 30th, 2022 following an extended illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.    Mrs Jones was a native ...
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.