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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 5th, 2022


Bobby Rhinehart, 84, Dawsonville
Bobby Rhinehart, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 5, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born August 21, 1938 in Wayn ...


Frances Bare Muehlmann, 81, of Dacula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2022 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family.  A true coal mi ...


Matthew Lee Jones, 44, Suwanee
    Matthew Lee Jones, 44, of Suwanee, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2022. His time on earth was not as long as we hoped, but we loved h ...
Jeremy Jiovonni “Tsunami” Melendez, 35, died Monday, September 5, 2022, in Dacula, Georgia. Jio, as he was known to friends and family, was born in Manhattan, New York ...


Freddie Lee Rodacker, 69, Turnerville
Freddie Lee Rodacker, age 69 of Turnerville, passed away on Monday, September 05, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born on August 24, 1953, in Turnerville, he ...
MaryAnn Shirley Crow, 95, Clarkesville
MaryAnn Shirley Crow, age 95, of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2022. Mrs. Crow was born on April 11, 1928 in Tallulah Falls, Georgi ...


Peggie Irene Armstrong, Gainesville
Peggie Irene Armstrong of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on September 5, 2022.
Phillip Wayne Barrentine, 84, Braselton
Phillip Wayne Barrentine, age 84 of Braselton entered heaven Monday September 5, 2022 at Northside Forsyth Hospital, Cumming. Wayne was born in Birmingham, Alabama on January 15 ...
Ricky Lee Miller, 67, Braselton
Ricky Lee Miller age 67 of Braselton entered rest Monday September 5, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family. Ricky was born in Gainesville on July 16, 1955, and was rai ...
Peter Joseph Rocco, 77, Flowery Branch
  Peter Joseph Rocco, 77, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away from a long illness on September 5th, 2022. He passed away in the comfort of his own home in the presenc ...
Cody Shane Turner, 30, Lula
Cody Shane Turner, 30 of Lula died Monday September 5, 2022. Cody was born on July 2, 1992, in Gainesville, GA to Shane and Misty Miller Turner.    Cody is preceded ...
Serena Hutchins Wilson, 95, Gainesville
Serena Hutchinson Wilson, 95, passed away on September 5, 2022 at New Horizons-Limestone Nursing Home, Gainesville, GA. She was born August 13, 1927 in Exway, NC and lived for m ...


Lou W. Cox, 88, Pendergrass
Lou W. Cox, 88, of Pendergrass died Monday September 5, 2022.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.


Catherine Fortner Smith, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Catherine Fortner Smith, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, September 5, 2022. Catherine was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on June 8 ...


Carolyn Sue Donaldson, 61, Cleveland
Carolyn Sue Donaldson, age 61, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022. Mrs. Donaldson was born on August 15, 1961, in Hall County, to the late James and Iona Tur ...
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.