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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 22nd, 2022


Melba Whitlow Helton, 74, Hoschton
Melba Whitlow Helton, 74, of Hoschton, GA passed away Friday, July 22, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cliff and Minnie Gaddis Whitlow; and two great grandchildren, ...


Roger Lee Proffitt, 61, Sugar Hill
Roger Lee Proffitt passed away at his home in Sugar Hill, Georgia, on July 21, 2022. Roger was born on August 12, 1956 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to Clarence and Opal Proffitt.&n ...


Jesse Lee Smith, 89, Cornelia
Jesse Lee Smith, age 89, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022.  Born on December 26, 1932, in the Habersham Mills Community, he was the son of the late Floyd a ...
Kevin Lee Van Norman, 56, Cornelia
Kevin Van Norman, age 56, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 22, 2022. Mr. Van Norman was born on June 11, 1966 in Austin, Texas. He was preceded ...


Billy Glenn Adams, 59, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billy Glenn Adams, age 59 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at his residence. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Corinth C ...
Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Edison (Ed) Lee, Jr., age 80, departed for heaven on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was born on September 20, 1941 ...
Mary Nash Mercer, 86, Gainesville
Mary Nash Mercer, 86, of Gainesville, died July 22, 2022, from a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A native of Athens, she was a daughter of the late Luther J. and Florrie Ree ...
Henry Leroy Scarborough, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Henry Leroy Scarborough, 85, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness surrounded by his family. Funeral services will ...
Hortensia Garcia Soto, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Hortensia Garcia, Soto, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. We ...


Bonnie Mae Faulkner, 100, Hoschton
Mrs. Bonnie Mae Faulkner, age 100 of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Magnolia Estates in Winder, following a brief illness.        ...


Susan Leigh Reedy, 60, Rock Hill
Susan Leigh Reedy   Susan Leigh Reedy (60) of Rock Hill, South Carolina died peacefully at home on July 22, 2022.  She suffered from a series of strokes since Decem ...


Deltia Dean Ferguson, 47, Cleveland
  Deltia Dean Ferguson, age 47, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022.   Mrs. Ferguson was born on September 25, 1974, in Oklahoma, to Richard Dea ...
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.