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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Banks

Johnny Wayne Wade, 66, Alto
Johnny Wayne Wade, age 66, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.   Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2022 at the Alto ...

Barrow

Bobby Byron McIntyre, 63, Winder
Bobby Byron McIntyre, age 63, of Winder, Ga passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Funeral services will be held 4:00 pm Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Lawson Funeral Chapel. The family ...

Gwinnett

Kathy Haralson, 65, Dacula
Kathy Haralson, 65, of Dacula, GA, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Ms. Haralson has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Kathy was preceded in death by her father, ...

Habersham

Willie Joe Lunsford, 86, Cornelia
  Willie Joe Lunsford, age 86, of the New Liberty Community, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.  Born on September 28, 1935, in Carnesville, he was the son of ...

Hall

Minette Blanchet Davison, 87, died peacefully at home in Lula, GA on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Her services will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, VA after no ...
Wanda Sue Dowdy, Gainesville
Wanda Sue Rail Dowdy passed away on August 9, 2022.  Wanda was born to John and Frankie Ruth Rail on May 7, 1940.    She is preceded in death by her parents an ...
Homer Colonel Elrod, 97, Gillsville
Homer Colonel Elrod, 97, of Gillsville passed away Tuesday August 9, 2022.   Homer was born on July 22, 1925 in Oakwood, GA., to the late Ratliff Claude Elrod, Sr. and Ro ...
Betty Hinderscheid Gray, 89, Gainesville
Betty Hinderscheid Gray, 89, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully with Hospice on August 9th, 2022 at NEGA Medical Center. She was born July 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvani ...
Mr. William “Bill” Columbus Grigg, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Landings at Norcross in Norcross, Georgia, following a brief illnes ...
  On August 9, 2022 surrounded by her family, Mrs. Helen Marie Whitmire Parks went home to be with the Lord. Helen was born in Forsyth county on October 30, 1933 and l ...

Jackson

Joseph Ray (Joe) Autry, 60, Commerce
Mr. Joseph Ray (Joe) Autry, age 60, went to be with the Lord on August 9.  Joe was born on June 21, 1962 in Commerce, GA to Jerrel and Peggy Autry.  He was an avid hunter ...
Sherry Gayle Rice Dowis, 82, Commerce
Sherry Gayle Rice Dowis, age 82 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.   Born on Oct. 26, 1939 in Galveston, TX she was the daughter of the late Gilbert a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeremiah Denton Lee, known by many as Tex Lee, age 37, of Jefferson, Georgia entered rest on Tuesday August 9, 2022. Mr. Lee was born ...

Other

Miller Lee Deaton, 69, Lancaster, SC
The family of Miller Lee Deaton regrets to announce his passing after a brief battle with lung cancer. He died in Lancaster, SC, at the age of 69. He is remembered with great love ...
Stuart Ransom Martin, 49, Augusta
Mr. Stuart Ransom Martin, age 49, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on August 9th, 2022 in Augusta, GA.   He was born March 28th, 1973 in Gainesville, GA. He was pre ...
Robert Joseph Peirce Jr. , age 63, of Lavonia, Ga passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022. There are no services scheduled at this time. Interment Cremation. Arrangements by Lawso ...
Joshua Taylor Westmoreland, 27, Jemison, Alabama
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joshua Taylor Westmoreland, age 27, of Jemison, Alabama who entered rest Tuesday August 9, 2022. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Alabaste ...

White

Richard Jackson, 72, Cleveland
Mr. Richard Jackson, age 72, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Jackson was born in Gainesville to the late, Isaac Mitc ...
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.