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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 27th, 2022


Mr. Derick Frank Simpson, 57 of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on August 27, 2022.   Mr. Simpson was born August 12, 1965 in Toccoa, GA to the Late Frank an ...


Donna Diggory Patterson, 64, Flowery Branch
Donna Diggory Patterson, age 64, a child of God, was called home to Heaven Saturday, August 27, 2022.  Donna was creative, loving, curious, sassy, quick to laugh and devo ...


Beth Kelly, 55, Demorest
Beth Kelly, age 55, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022.  Beth was born April 26, 1967 in Greenville, South Carolina. In her professional caree ...


Vilma Arrieta, 50, Flowery Branch
Vilma Arrieta, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022.  She is survived by her children, Devon Fernandez, Atlanta, GA, Allison Kuffrey, Stone M ...
Nancy Ann (Grindle) Thomas, 80, Gainesville
Nancy Thomas 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with the lord on August 27, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born January 8, 1942, in Jackson County to the ...
  Mrs. Jeanette “J-Net” Burrell Baird Viera, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away peacefully Saturday, August 27, 2022 at her residence. Funeral Services ...


Bradley C. Brake, 49, Commerce
Bradley C. Brake, age 49 of Commerce, GA passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Born on June 29, 1973 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Brake was the son of the late Kay Brake. He worked ...
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.