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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 8th, 2022


Watson Lamar "Boots" Pitts, 76, Clarkesville
Watson Lamar “Boots” Pitts, age 76, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022.   Born on February 3, 1946, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late ...


Robert Franklin Wells, 62, Gainesville
Robert Franklin Wells, 62, of Gainesville died on August 8, 2022.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p. ...


Ella Mae Giffin, 83, Jefferson
Ella Mae Giffin, age 83, of Jefferson passed away Monday, August 8, 2022.   Survivors include her son Jeffrey Loren Giffin of CA; daughters Pamela G. Mann and husban ...


Ronald “Ron” Eugene Dayhoff of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2022. Ron was born on May 15, 1943 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Letitia ...


Thomas Arthur Doggett, 57, Eastanollee
Mr. Thomas Arthur Doggett, age 57, of Canopy Drive, Eastanollee, GA, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022 at his residence.   A son of the late Donald Edward and Marsha Di ...


Lynn Alexander, 60, Cleveland
Lynn Alexander, age 60, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Mr. Alexander was born on March 6, 1962, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Raymond Alexander and Reb ...
Michael Lewis Kelley, Sr., 75, Cleveland
Michael Lewis Kelley, Sr., age 75, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022. Mr. Kelley was born on January 1, 1947, in Chamblee, Georgia, to the late Major and Grace ...
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.