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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2022


Sarah Frances Crowe, 80, Cornelia formerly of Gainesville
Sarah Frances Crowe, age 80, of Cornelia formerly of Gainesville entered heaven Tuesday August 2, 2022 at her residence with her family by her side. Sarah was born in Commerce t ...
  Mary Frances “Mimi” Cochran Funk, age 80, of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.  Born on August 17, 1941 in Sylva, North Carolina, sh ...


Austin Ryan Autry, 28, Gainesville
Austin Ryan Autry, 28, first born son to Chris and Sherry Autry, passed away at 12:13am on August 2, 2022 after a courageous and inspirational journey to recover from a motorcycle ...
Adam Hernandez, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Adam Hernandez, Sr., age 53 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 8, 2022 at ...


Jean Horton Oliver, 82, Jefferson
Jean Horton Oliver, age 82, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Johnny H. Oliver.  She is surv ...
Tim Weldon, 43, Commerce
Tim Weldon, 43 of Commerce, Georgia went to be with he Lord on August 2, 2022. Mr. Weldon was born on May 11, 1979. He was the son of William Lonnie Weldon and the late Emma Lou Bu ...


Jimmy Oertel Burson, 81, Dahlonega
Jimmy Oertell Burson, 81, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Mr. Burson is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Harriett Huff Burson, and his mother ...


Barbara Ann McManus, 77, Ft. Worth, TX
Barbara Ann McManus, native to Ft. Worth, Tx, died at NEGMC Hospice Unit, after a chronic illness. Barbara passed in the loving arms of her daughter. She was 77 years old. She i ...
John Alan Whitehead, 65, Athens
Mr. John Alan Whitehead, age 65, of Athens, GA died Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Landmark Hospital.  Mr. Whitehead was born in Commerce to Robert Whitehead of Bogart and the lat ...


Christina Denise Helton Berry, age 40, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Mrs. Berry was born on May 25, 1982, in Lumpkin County, to the late Karen Abernathy. ...
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.