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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 9th, 2022


Stanley Lee Heard, 73, Alto
Mr. Stanley Lee Heard, 73, of Alto, GA passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. A Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Born August 22, 1948 in Cedartown, GA, he was ...
Stanley Lee Heard, 73, Alto
Mr. Stanley Lee Heard, 73, of Alto, GA passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022.    A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at Local Church Dawson on Satu ...
Richard Alan Matson, 70, Baldwin
Richard Alan Matson, age 70, of Baldwin formerly Buford, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022.    Born in Atlanta on November 18, 1951, Mr. Matson was the son of the ...


Charles A. Bythewood, 88, Cumming
Charles A. Bythewood, age 88, of Cumming, Georgia, the beloved husband of Lorraine Bythewood, passed away on June 9, 2022 at AccentCare Hospice & Palliative Care Center in Cumm ...


C. H. “Chris” Wyant, 84, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, June 9, 2022 with his wife, Dona, and daughter, Christina, by his side. Mr. Wyant has been cremated and no servic ...


Grace Hefner Edwards, 96, Demorest
Mrs. Grace Hefner Edwards, age 96, of Demorest, passed away Thursday, June 09, 2022.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 4 until ...
Grace Hefner Edwards, 97, Demorest
Grace Hefner Edwards, of Demorest, Ga. went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2022. She is survived by a large thankful and loving family. She was born on November 28, 1925. She was p ...


Phillip Pierce, 73, Braselton
Mr. Phillip Pierce, age 73 of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
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.