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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2022


Cheryl Cagle Scholl, 62, Sugar Hill
Cheryl Cagle Scholl, age 62, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Willard Cagle.  Mrs. Scholl is survived ...


Leslie Wynelle Tench, 61, Mt. Airy
Ms. Tench was born May 10, 1961 to the late Thomas and Flora Wynelle Tench, in Glendale, California. Leslie was heavily involved in photography and very gifted in what she did. Aft ...


Patricia Joy Ellis, 75, Gainesville
  Mrs. Patricia Joy Ellis passed away peacefully at NEGMC, July 13, 2022, following an extended illness. Patricia Joy Ellis was born in Gainesville, GA on August 28, 1 ...
Buffy Renee Fowler, 42, Gainesville
 Ms. Buffy Renee Fowler, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness.          A ...
Olivia Bernett Kelly, 38, Gainesville
  Olivia Bernett Kelly, 38, was born December 6, 1983 in Newark, NJ to Adrian Kelly and the late Jerry Barnes.  She unexpectedly departed on July 13, 2022 from injurie ...
Madge Woody Steiner, 93, Gainesville
Madge Valeria Woody Fuller Steiner, 93, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022.   Interment will be at 1:30 pm Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Memorial ...


Carolyn Jane Eckert, 86, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Carolyn Jane Smith Eckert, age 86, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday July 13, 2022. Mrs. Eckert was born in ...
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.