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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 19th, 2022


  Vickie McDuffie Hunter, age 70, of Homer, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  Born on August 7, 1951, in Commerce, she was a daughter of the late Leon McDuffi ...


  Betty Ann Nichols Cain, age 89, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Billy R. Cain; grandson, ...


Howard Eugene Wade, 90, Demorest
Howard Eugene Wade, age 90, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Mr. Wade was born July 17, 1932 in Alto, Georgia to the late Randall and Ida Stamey Wade. ...


Johnnie Carolyn Bell, 88, Gainesville
Johnnie Carolyn Bell, age 88 of Gainesville entered heaven Tuesday Morning July 19, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born April 9, 1934 in Gainesville ...
Maria Del Carmen Delgado, 74, Gainesville
          Mrs. Maria Del Carmen Delgado, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on July 19, 2022 at her residence following a sudden illness.   ...
William Leslie (Bill) Fargason Jr., a lifelong Gainesville resident, passed away on July 19, 2022, following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his father, William Le ...


Mrs. Betty Carolyn Wheeler Durden, age  76 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at her residence. A daughter of the late Thomas and Margie Nation ...
Paul Alexander Moricz, 77, Toccca
Mr. Paul Alexander Moricz, age 77 of Mitchell Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Alex and Irma Kipinyec ...


Doris “Dot” Banks, 90, Cleveland
Doris “Dot” Banks, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022.   Mrs. Banks was born March 8, 1932 in Cleveland to the late Ernest T. Irvin and ...
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.