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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 20th, 2022


Raymond Pierce Cowan, 85, Gainesville
"That we ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed." "L ...
Albert "Al" White Hudgins, 75, Gainesville
Mr. Albert “Al” White Hudgins, Jr. age 75 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022.    Celebration of Life services will be held at 3: ...


James D. Pittman, 81, Commerce
Mr. James D. Pittman, Sr., age 81 of Commerce passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.  Mr. Pittman was born in Commerce to the late, Susie Mae Pittman Reed.  Mr. Pittman ...
Jerry David Whitlock, 80, Jefferson
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry David Whitlock, age 80 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, July 20, 2022.  Mr. Whitlock was born in ...


Brian "Rat" Alldred, 52, Dahlonega
Brian “Rat” Alldred, 52, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. He was born in Marietta, GA to late James Joseph Alldred, Jr. and Ellen Hope Roach Al ...


Claire Ellen Kilpatrick of Tiger, GA was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She passed away June 20, 2022 at the age of 66. Claire was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 27 ...


Mr. Carl Eugene “Gene” Thomason, age 83 of Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at his residence.  A son of the late Monroe Coleman Thoma ...
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.