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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 8th, 2022


Kenny M. Pelfrey, 73, Dawsonville
Kenny M. Pelfrey, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday June 8, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born October 3, 1948, Kenny had been a resident of Dawson County for ...


Mrs. Frances Pauline Hembree, age 68, of Cumming, GA died Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Northside Hospital – Forsyth.  Mrs. Hembree was born in Atlanta to the late Dean and ...


Xuan Hoa Thi Tran, 61, Dacula
Xuan Hoa Thi Tran, 61, of Dacula, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. She is survived by children, Tuan Truong, Phil Pham, Steve Tran, Ariana Tran; seven grandchildren; thre ...


Ernest Luke Johnson, 62, Flowery Branch
Ernest Luke Johnson, 62, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on June 8, 2022, from an unexpected heart attack.  Even though a failing heart took him away from this world, ...
Dorsey Mize, 82, Gainesville
Dorsey Mize was born on January 29, 1940 in Gillsville, Georgia to the late Gertrude Mize and the late Lelia Bell Buffington Mize. He passed away quietly following a brief ill ...
Ellen Elizabeth Scott, 29, Athens
Ellen Elizabeth Scott, aged 29, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022, at her home in Athens, Georgia. She was born June 26, 1992, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Survivors include her p ...


Ethan “James” Bennett, 60, Dahlonega
On June 8, 2022, we said goodbye to our beloved Husband, Father, Brother and Friend: Ethan “James” Bennett, age 60, of Dahlonega, Georgia.   James was a Prov ...
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.