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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2022


Eleanor Garner Franks, 84, Auburn
Eleanor Garner Franks, age 84, of Auburn, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clettis Nelson and her second husband, Glenn ...


Gladys Ellen Bogard, 91, Cornelia
A Celebration of Life service for Gladys Ellen Bogard, 91, of Cornelia, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Mountain View Baptist Church in Baldwin. Mrs. Bogard passed ...
Linda Smith Murphy, 65, Clarkesville
Linda Smith Murphy, age 65 of Clarkesville, passed away August 24, 2022. Born in Columbia, South Carolina on April 1, 1957, Mrs. Murphy was the daughter of the late Edward Horac ...


Melvin A. Long, 75, Gainesville
Melvin A. Long, 75 of Gainesville, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior August 24, 2022.  Melvin was born April 23, 1947, in Dahlonega, GA., to the late Leonard and ...


Mr. William Thomas “Tommy” Nix, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mr. Nix was born in Commerce to the late Wi ...


Dawna Maria Bradshaw, 53, Bogart
Dawna Maria Bradshaw, age 53, of Bogart passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022. There are no services at this time. Interment cremation. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home 4532 Hw ...
Dorothy Marie Cummings, 94, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Marie Cummings, age 94, of Dahlonega passed away August 24, 2022.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced soon. To share a memory or condolence wit ...


Reverend Gregory K. Silvey, 64, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Reverend Gregory K. Silvey, age 64 of Kalamazoo, Michigan who entered rest Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Reverend Silve ...
Barbara Jean Spence, 50, Decatur
Barbara Jean Spence, age 50 of Decatur passed away Friday, July 8, 2022. There are no services at this time. Interment cremation. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home 4532 Hwy 53 Ho ...
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.