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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 18th, 2022


Dorothy Mae Rigel Graff, age 95, was born on March 25, 1927, and died on September 18, 2022; she lived in Hoschton, GA.  Dorothy lived a long and rewarding life. She devoted h ...


Mary Frances Jordan Franklin, age 92 of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 24, 1929, she ...


Anne Marie Langston, age 29 of Lula, GA passed away from an automobile accident on Sunday, September 18, 2022.   Born on September 14, 1993 in Winder, GA, Ms. Langston w ...
Otis Billy Williams, 76, Commerce
Mr. Otis Billy Williams, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to the late Nathaniel William ...


George Lehman Oliff, 73, Dahlonega
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.