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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 4th, 2022


Ellen Williams, 90, Cumming
Ellen Williams, 90, of Cumming, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022. Ellen was a graduate of the University of Florida where she was a member of Delta Delta D ...


Cliff Earl, 59, Flowery Branch
  Clifford Earl, age 59, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Dorothy Whidby Earl; br ...
Robert J. Nichols, 85, Suwanee
  Robert J. Nichols, age 85, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Nellie Moore Nichols; parents, Greenvi ...
James Willie Penland, 74, Buford
James Willie Penland 74 of Buford passed away on Saturday, June 4th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.


H. Gerald Cochran, Gainesville
  H. Gerald Cochran died June 4, 2022, following a brief illness. Born September 24, 1943, Gerald grew up on his family’s farm in the Sardis community of Hall Co ...
James Richard McCrary, 87, Gainesville
Mr. James Richard McCrary, 87, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Northside Forsyth. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2022 in the Ch ...
Terri LaFaye Ryan, 66, Gainesville
Terri LaFaye Tribble Ryan, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the age of 66, following a hard-fought battle with cancer.  She spent her final days ...
Diane Lee Williams, 61, Gainesville
Diane Lee Williams, age 61, of Gainesville has passed away on Saturday June 4, 2022. Di was born in Green Bay, WI to the Pat Waldorf and Darrel Whiting. Di was House Mom at Eagl ...


Barbara June Sparks, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Barbara June Sparks, age 90 of Commerce passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sparks was born in Maysville to the late, Tom and Annie ...


Dorothea Renee Adams, 34, Dahlonega
Ms. Dorothea Renee Adams, age 34, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was born in Dahlonega on July 25, 1987 to Margie Adams. Those who knew Dorothea w ...


Betty Barrett Goetz, 79, Cleveland
Betty Barrett Goetz, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday June 4, 2022. Mrs. Goetz was born in Atlanta Georgia to the late Fay Howard and Vose Barrett. Betty was employe ...
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.