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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 21st, 2022


Stephen Raymond Newirth, 59, Dawsonville
Mr. Stephen Raymond Newirth, age 59 of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  It was Stephen's wish to be cremated. No public services are ...


Walter Curtis “Billy” Phillips age 84 of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.   Born in Madison, South Carolin ...


Billafonte Brown, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Billafonte Brown, 64 of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, surrounded by family at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Brown was born December ...
Antonio Juan DeBerry, 67, Flowery Branch
  Antonio Juan DeBerry, age 67, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022.  He is survived by is wife of 44 years, Arthenia Reese DeBerry; children, ...
Richard Frank Godfrey, 85, Gainesville
Richard Frank Godfrey, 85 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday September 21, 2022 at his residence. Mr. Godfrey was born in Hall County November 19, 1936.  He was the son o ...
Enrique Jimenez De Santiago, 50, Gillsville
Mr. Enrique Jimenez De Santiago, age 50, of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center- Gainesville following a sudden illness. ...
James Herman Vandiver, Jr., 99, Murrayville
James Herman Vandiver, Jr., of Murrayville, GA, and of Wheaton, IL since 2018, transitioned from Earth to Heaven September 21, 2022. He was the oldest living child of James H. Sr. ...


Major Donald Leroy Lohmeier, USMC retired, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Born in Eagle, Nebraska, Don served in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years, with ...
Penny Thomas, 49, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Penny Brown Thomas, age 49 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, September 21, 2022.  Mrs. Thomas was b ...
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.