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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2022

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Lora Ann Valdez, 51, Auburn
Lora Ann Valdez, age 51, of Auburn, Ga passed away Monday, August 29, 2022. She loved her grandchildren, gardening, flowers, and God. She was a member of the Auburn First Bapt ...

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Genevieve (Evie) Rachel Camejo, 37 weeks, of Cornelia, beloved daughter, passed to her eternal home in Heaven.   Daughter to Alexander and Carly Camejo, she arrived as an a ...

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Clyde O’Kelley Jr., 64, Clermont
Clyde O’Kelley, Jr.  age 64, of Clermont, passed away on August 29, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Clyde was born September 2 ...
Bobbie Ruth Wade, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Bobbie Ruth Wade, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022 at her residence.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September ...
Wade A. Waters, 82, Gainesville
On August 29, 2022, Wade A. Waters "Papa", age 82, met his Lord and Savior in Heaven, following an extended battle with M.S. He passed peacefully at his home with his lo ...

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John (Johnny) Henry Castleberry Sr., 83, Bismarck, Arkansas
Mr. John (Johnny) Henry Castleberry, Sr., 83, of Bismarck, AR, formerly of Gainesville, GA passed away August 29, 2022.   A Celebration of Life service will be held from ...

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  Mrs. Patricia Darlene Harmon Thomas, age 62 of Combs Avenue, Martin passed away Monday, August 29, 2022 at her residence. A daughter of Lucille Smith Harmon and the ...
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.