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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 17th, 2022


JoAnn Luke May, 70, Lawrenceville
JoAnn Luke May, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022.  She is survived by her husband and loving companion of thirty years, James “Jim&rdqu ...


Lynette Avery Drew, 93, Clarkesville
Mrs. Lynette Avery Drew, 93, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in her home at Graceful Care, Sunday, July 17, 2022. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Georgia, to the late ...
Martha Bell Orsborn, 96, Cornelia
Mrs. Martha Bell Jenkins Orsborn, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, departed from earth to glory on Sunday July 17, 2022. She was the last of 4 siblings, Howard Davis, Hubert Davis ...
Ladell Reynolds, 91, Gainesville
Ladell Reynolds, 91, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on July 17, 2022. Ladell was born on October 24, 1930, in Cleveland, GA to Celia Matilda Smith Dalton and Alonzo Columbus ...
  Wanda Sue Cantrell Westbrooks, age 82, of Demorest, passed on away Sunday, July 17, 2022.  Born on May 29, 1940, in Demorest, she was the daughter of the late J.C ...


Miguel Bonilla, 95, Gainesville
Miguel Bonilla 95 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday July 17th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.
Rosa Lee Marsingill, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Rosa Lee Marsingill, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away on July 17, 2022. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday July 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...


Fred Bailey, 83, Douglasville
Fred Bailey, 83, of Douglasville, GA. died July 17, 2022. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements.
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.