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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 7th, 2022


Dianne Briggs Gallagher, 77, Cornelia
Dianne Briggs Gallagher, age 77, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022.  Born on October 4, 1944, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley Craw ...


Carolyn Louise Bryant, 86, Gillsville
Carolyn Louise House Bryant age 86, of Gillsville entered heaven Sunday August 7, 2022 at Beehive Homes of Gainesville. Carolyn was born February 24, 1936 in Gainesville to the ...
David lee Klimek, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. David Lee Klimek, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Aug ...


Jennett Robinson Garrett, 74, Commerce
Jennett Robinson Garrett, age 74 of Commerce, GA passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.   Born on April 13, 1948 in Homer, GA, Ms. Garrett was the daughter of the late Mar ...
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.