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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 29th, 2022


Maria Burrell Hale, 59, Buford
Maria Burrell Hale, 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Andy and Helen Boswell Burrell. Mrs. Hale is survived by her husba ...


Weldon Keith Ayers, 67, Mt. Airy
Weldon Keith Ayers, age 67 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Demorest on March 1, 1955, Weldon w ...


Richard C. DeWulf, 90, Murrayville
Richard C. DeWulf, 90, of Murrayville, Georgia passed away in his sleep with his daughter by his side on Friday, July 29, 2022. He is survived by his daughter, Debra (Sammy) Smi ...
James Douglas Whitmire, 87, Gainesville
James Douglas Whitmire, 87, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, July 29, 2022, after a few weeks of declining health.   Doug was born on June 2 ...


Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Douglas “Butch” Hix, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Friday, July 29, 2022.  Mr. Hix was born in ...


Annie Lois Hill Campos, age 83 of Covington, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022.   Mrs. Campos was born in Homer, Georgia on May 28, 1939, the daughter of the late Frank ...
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.