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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022


  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Rosalyn Marie Gaffigan Morris, age 73 of Bethlehem, Georgia who entered rest Sunday, July 3, 2022.  Ms. Morris was born ...


Billie Douglas Appling, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Chippie Lee Cantrell Appling; sisters, L ...


Jennifer Ashley England Dexter, age 33, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022.  Born on December 27, 1988, in Gainesville, she was a daughter of Margie Autry Patrick ...
Samuel H Robinson, 78, Clarkesville
Samuel H Robinson "Sam" got his promotion on Sunday, July 3, 2022 surrounded by his family and carried in song. Married to his Soulmate, Joyce Ragan Robinson for 57 ye ...


Thomas K. Kobayashi, 83, Gainesville
Dr. Thomas K. Kobayashi, 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at his residence.   Born on March 15, 1939 in Denver, CO, he was the son of the late Thomas ...
Mr. Edwin “Cooter” Junior Shoemake, 70, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.     Born on ...


Barnard Malcolm Dillard, age 87, of Dillard, Georgia, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease at home, on Sunday, July 3, in the presence of his beloved family. He was pr ...


Samuel Howard "Sam" Robinson, 78, Clarkesville
Samuel Howard "Sam" Robinson, age 78 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 03, 2022 following an extended illness. Funeral arrangement ...
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.