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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 4th, 2022


Robert Dannie Crawford, 73, Statham
Robert Dannie Crawford, age 73, of Statham, GA, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, LaDonna Holbrook.  Mr. Crawford is sur ...


Nick Ryan Kluksdahl, 23, Buford
Mr. Nick Ryan Kluksdahl, age 23, of Buford, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022.  Mr. Kluksdahl was born in Kazakhstan and was adopted along with 3 of his sisters. He was a ...


Rita Canupp Kinsey, 66, Mt. Airy
Rita Canupp Kinsey age 66, of Mt. Airy, went home to be with the Lord and join the family reunion on Thursday, August 4, 2022.    Born on December 30, 1955 in Steph ...


Andres Benitez, inf, Gainesville
Andres Benitez, 3 months, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August ...
James Edward Shields, 72, Gainesville
James Edward Shields 72 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, August 4th. Professional Service Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.


Larry Lee Fowler, 42, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Larry Lee Fowler, age 42, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Thursday, August 4, 2022.  Mr. Fowler was born in ...
Renita Jean Haggard, 55, Commerce
Renita Jean Haggard, age 55 of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Born on March 14, 1967 in Gainesville, GA, Ms. Haggard was the daughter of the late Aa ...


Charles McCollum, Jessup formerly of Cleveland
Charles McCollum passed away after a long battle with cancer on August 4th. He is survived by his wife, Anita (Wathen) McCollum, daughters (sons-in-law) Lynn (Greg) Hall and Sandra ...


Mrs. Hazel Virginia Smith Merck, age 79 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Clarence Watson Smith a ...
Mary Payne Miller, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Mary Payne Miller, age 87 of Riverdale Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at The Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin, Georgia.   A daughter of the late Henr ...
Mrs. Faye Nell Murray Smith, age 82 of North Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Floyd and Louise Matthews ...
Mrs. Penny Faye Wynn Umberhandt, age 62 of Park Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Nathan and Cora ...


Don Mitchel Lewis, 60, Cleveland
Don Mitchel Lewis, age 60, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Mr. Lewis was born on November 14, 1961, to the late Ed and Ethel Christy Lewis.  He was a ...
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.