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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 17th, 2022

Habersham

James Allen "Buster" Ferguson, age 72 of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Mr. David Terrell “Terry” Bennett, 65, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at ...
Becky Christine Dotson, 72, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Becky Christine Dotson, 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Ernest Willie Highfield, Jr., age 91, of Lula, Georgia,  known as “Paw Paw” by his many grandchildren an ...
Dale Merlyn Hoberg, 83, Gainesville
Dale Merlyn Hoberg, 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on September 17, 2022.   Dale was born Nov 16, 1938 in White Plains ...
William Robert “Rob” Stewart, age 65 of Gainesville entered rest Saturday September 17, 2022 at his residence with his family by his side. Rob was born in Augusta, G ...
Winnie Lewallen Thomas, age 93 of Lula entered heaven Saturday Sept. 17, 2022.   Winnie was born September 15, 1929 in Lula to the late William Jasper & Blanche Saxo ...
Alvin Lane Vanderford, Gainesville
Alvin Lane Vanderford of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on September 17, 2022.
Virginia K. Whitfield, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia K. Whitfield, 95, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Septemb ...

Lumpkin

William Daniel “Bill” Jenkins, age 85, left this world on September 17, 2022 ‘his way’ after a long battle with cancer. He was born and spent most of his ch ...

Stephens

Glenn Kesler, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Glenn Kesler, age 84 of Toccoa passed away Saturday September 17, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Son of the late Roy Lee and Ruby Elrod Kesler, he was born Augu ...

White

Julianne Payne Kelley, 75, Cleveland
Julianne Payne Kelley, age 75 of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, due to illness. Mrs. Kelley was retired from United Community ...
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.