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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 22nd, 2022

Gwinnett

Elizabeth (Betty) Artosky (92) of Buford, GA died on August 22nd, 2022 at Lanier Place in Cumming, GA. Mrs. Artosky was born in Arnold, PA to the late Catherine and Frank Crocco. B ...
Joyce Elliott Nelson, residing at 3419 Micah Perry Point, Dacula, GA 30019 passed away due to a long battle with cancer.  Joyce was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Febr ...

Habersham

Peggy Crump, 82, Baldwin
Peggy Crump, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022 following an extended illness. Mrs. Crump was born on April 11, 1940 in Asheville, North Carolina ...
Martha Ann Ledford Hazel, 83, Clarkesville
Martha Ann Ledford Hazle, age 83, of Clarkesville, went home to be with her Lord and savior on Monday, August 22, 2022.     Born on February 26, 1939, she was ...
Martha Ann Ledford Hazle, 83, Clarkesville
Martha Ann Ledford Hazle, age 83, of Clarkesville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Born on February 26, 1939, in Baldwi ...
Donald Burke Shea, Jr, 89, Cornelia
Donald Burke Shea, Jr, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Born in Quincy, Massachusetts on January 22, 1933, Don was the son of the late Donald Bu ...

Hall

Joel Henry Bates, 83, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 24, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Memorial Park Drive in Gainesville for Joel Henry Bates, 83, of Gainesville, Ge ...
Linda Faye Franks Falls, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Linda Faye Franks Falls, 73, of Gainesville passed away Monday, August 22, 2022 at her home, surrounded by loved ones. A celebration of Ms. Linda’s life will be held a ...
Michael Graham Seagraves, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Graham Seagraves, 55, of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022 in the Chapel of Memo ...
Suzanne Eisel Simpson, 64, Gainesville
Suzanne Eisel Simpson, 64 of Gainesville died Monday August 22, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville campus. Born in Queens, New York, Mrs. Simpson was the daugh ...
Roy Lee Weatherford, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Roy Lee Weatherford, age 78 of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, August 22, 2022 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services were held Tuesday, August 23 ...

Other

Wesley Freeman, 41, Atlanta
Wesley Freeman, 41, of Atlanta, died on Monday August 22nd, 2022.   He was the son of Teresa McKinney and David Freeman. He was a Managing Director of IS Assurance at BD ...

White

Larry “Joe” Wheeler, 72, Cleveland
Larry “Joe” Wheeler, age 72, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Born on May 21, 1950, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late Tom Wheeler ...
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.