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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 5th, 2022


Horacio Contreras Ruiz of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 5, 2022.


Michael Gordon, 42, Buford
Michael Gordon was born in Atlanta, GA on January 3, 1980. Michael Gordon passed away peacefully on July 5, 2022. He attended school in Atlanta, GA and moved to Buford, GA at a you ...


Johnnie Louise Langford, 86, Gainesville
Ms. Johnnie Louise Langford age 86 of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 5, 2022 in the Chatuge Nursing Home following an extended illness.   Ms. Langfor ...
Dawn Howser Oliver, 50, Clermont
Dawn Howser Oliver age 50, of Clermont died peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on July 5th, 2022, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.    Dawn was b ...


Jerry D. Adams, 76, Commerce
Mr. Jerry D. Adams, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at his residence.  Born in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late Alcy and Cleo Adams.  Jerry lov ...


Dolores Ann Pittenger Pine, age 85, of Conyers, GA passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Clyde LeRoy Pine; son, Kevin Pine; ...


Mrs. Evelyn Carol Carpenter Conley, age 76 of Riley Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at her residence.  A daughter of the late Marshall Carpenter and Mary B ...
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.