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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 10th, 2022


Donnie Ruth Watson, 65, Cumming
Mrs. Donnie Ruth Watson, 65, of Cumming passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home.   The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funer ...


Sarina Lillian Harmon, 52, Buford
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Sarina Lillian Harmon, age 52, of Buford, Georgia who entered rest Saturday September 10, 2022. Mrs. Harmon was born in Atla ...
Sarah Hicks Wallis, 77, Buford
Sarah Hicks Wallis, age 77, of Buford, GA, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022 from complications of a stroke and dementia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lin ...


James Michael (Mike) Luckett, 83, Gainesville
James Michael (Mike) Luckett, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on September 10, 2022, of complications from a sepsis infection. He was 83, and lived in Gainesville, Georgia.   ...
Jennie Lou Barbee, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Jennie Lou Barbee, 76, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in the Chapel of M ...
Dwayne W. Claffey, 34, Oakwood
Dwayne W. Claffey, age 34, of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Mr. Claffey was born on August 19, 1988, in Fort Pierce, Florida, to David Claffey and Heidi ...
Delmar Andrew McDougald, 90, Gainesville
Mr. Delmar Andrew McDougald, 90, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 ...


Mrs. Patricia Elaine Brown Coile, age 64 of Nicholson passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Coile was born in Gainesville to the late ...
Vladik Benjamin Staples, 25, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Vladik Benjamin Staples, age 25 of Maysville, Georgia who entered rest Saturday, September 10, 2022.  Mr. Staples wa ...
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.