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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 1st, 2022


Bessie Pearl Free Groves, 92, Clakresville
Bessie Pearl Free Groves, age 92 of Clarkesville, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 01, 2022 following an extended illness.   B ...


Rosa Mae Bell, Flowery Branch
Mrs, Rosa Mae Bell of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed on August 1,2022. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, 12 noon at New Life Missionary ...
Ruth Wetherford Cagle, age 89, of Lula entered heaven Monday August 1, 2022 at her residence. Ruth was born in Gainesville on April 14, 1933 to the late Roy Vernon & Era Loz ...
Barbara Joan McKenzie, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Joan McKenzie, 77, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, 2022 in the Chapel of ...
Lilo Sharo, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Lilo Sharo passed away Monday, August 1st at her home with her family by her side after her third battle with Cancer. She was 75 years old. Lilo was born in Walldurn, Germa ...
Daniel Hal Silcox Jr., 88, Gainesville
  Daniel Hal Silcox, Jr., DDS passed peacefully in his sleep on July 16, 2022, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. Born on May 1, 1934, in Charleston, SC, he ...
Amanda Irene Watson, 82, Gainesville
Amanda” Irene “Watson was born August 31, 1940, in Hall County, Ga to Mr. Paul Watson Sr. and Mrs. Wessie Glasper Watson. She attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Schoo ...


  Mr. Daniel “Dan” Allen Merck, age 83 of Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at his residence. A son of the late John Merck and Fritz ...
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.