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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 7th, 2022

Banks

Linda Wilson, 79, Lula
  Linda Lou Wilson, age 79, of Lula (Gillsville Community) entered heaven Thursday July 7, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Linda was born December 8, 1 ...

Gwinnett

Carl Puckett, 97, Buford
Carl Puckett, age 97, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-five years, Mildred Morgan Puckett; son, Carl Kent Puckett, ...

Hall

Billie Jane Graves, 82, Gainesville
Billie Jane Graves, 82, and a longtime resident of Gainesville, GA, passed away on July 7, 2022   Ms. Billie Jane is survived by her daughter Debra Nuñez, Grandso ...
Edna Elise Davidson Wade, age 90, of Lula, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022.   Born on August 19, 1931, she was a daughter of the late William Gratt “Bill” Da ...

Jackson

Patricia Ann Hicks, 79, Commerce
Ms. Patricia Ann Hicks, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Hill Haven Nursing Home.  Ms. Hicks was born in Atlanta to the late William and Eva Mae Jenkins ...

Other

David C Asher, 77, Alpharetta
David C. Asher, age 77, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on July 7, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Maud Bowles Asher; brothers, Craig Asher and L ...

Stephens

Tommy O’Neal Taylor, 73, Toccoa
Mr. Tommy O’Neal Taylor age 73 of Toccoa passed away July 7, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late Edd and Sarah Lou Ivester Taylor, he was ...
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.