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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 16th, 2022


Larry Richard Banks, 69, Clarkesville
Larry Richard Banks, age 69 of Clarkesville, Georgia took his heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 16, 2022. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 01, 1 ...
Melinda Sue Gunnels, 61, Clarkesville
Melinda Sue Gunnels, age 61, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 16, 2022.   Mrs. Gunnels was born on October 30, 1960 ...
Betty Lou Williams Cragg, age 88 of Alto, Georgia, took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 16, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Bor ...


Curtis Vance Crocker, 90, Gainesville
Curtis Vance Crocker, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of Habersham County, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, September 16, 2022.   Mr. Crocker was bo ...
Severo Mejia-Marban, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Severo Mejia-Marban, 66, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. W ...
Robin Lasha Tanner, 53, Gainesville
Robin Lasha Tanner 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday, September 16th. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly Funeral Home.


Johnny Lee Westmoreland, 84, Cleveland
Johnny Lee Westmoreland age 84, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022. Mr. Westmoreland was born to the late William Howard and Lillie Mae Nix Westmoreland. Joh ...
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.