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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 22nd, 2022


Keith Lamar Frankum, 58, Baldwin
Keith Lamar Frankum, age 58 passed away on September 22, 2022, at approximately 9:30 due to complications of Covid-19. Keith was a son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. ...


Michael Lee Adams, 43, Gainesville
Michael departed this life unexpectedly on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 43, following a prolonged battle with addiction.   If Michael loved you, he loved ...
Elizabeth Pate Pierson, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Pate Pierson, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022.       Funeral services will be held 11:00 am ...


Willie Lou King, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Ms. Willie Lou King, age 86 of Carnesville, Georgia who entered rest Thursday, September 22, 2022.  Mrs. King was b ...
Donna Kay Wood, 65, Commerce
Ms. Donna Kay Wood, age 65, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Wood was born in Clovis, NM to Loretta Scarborou ...


Rondal Eugene “Ronnie” Lingerfelt, age 71 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. He was born on July 3, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia to the ...


Audrey “Diane” Bridges Smallwood, age 72 of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.   Born on Nov. 22, 1949 in Madison County, GA, Mrs. Sma ...


Mary Malone, 88, Cleveland
  Mary Leatha Valk Malone, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Mrs. Malone was born on October 12, 1933, in Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania, to ...
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.