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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2022


Madelyn Chesnut Greene, 74, Hoschton
Madelyn Chesnut Greene, 74, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, James Greene of Hoschton; children, Steph ...
Jearldeen Ashworth Johnson Greeson, 81, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Duess and Willie Bea Ashworth; sister, Em ...
Roy Earl Ruis, 78, Doraville
Roy Earl Ruis, 78 of Doraville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Nancy Robertson Ruis of Doraville; children, Lynn Kenne ...


Dan Gerrells, 68, Cornelia
Dan Gerrells, age 68, of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  Born on February 3, 1954, in Demorest, he was a son of the late Herman Gerrells and Bessie Lo ...
Michelle Rae Kendrick, age 58, of Alto passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Services to be announced at a later date. Interment Bethesada Baptist Church Cemetery Ball Groun ...
Pat McElreath, 82, Cornelia
Pat McElreath, age 82, of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.  Born on January 29, 1940, in Ocrocoke Island, North Carolina, she was a daughter of th ...


Eugen Paul Horst Eckstein, 81, Maysville
Eugen Paul Horst Eckstein, age 81 of Maysville, GA passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.   Born on May 5, 1941 in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany, Mr. Eckstein was the ...
Paul Tuhlei, 50, Hoschton
Paul Tuhlei, 50, of Hoschton, GA, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 22, 2022 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Cornell Ol ...
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.