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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 7th, 2022


Martha Consuelo Villamil Gomez. Age 64, of Norcross, GA, passed away on September 7, 2022.  She is survived by her children, Derek Villamil, Jonathan Valbuena, Sabastian Valbu ...


Marion Nicole Ash, 52, Gainesville
Mrs. Marion Nicole Ash, age 52, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022, from a chronic extended illness, Myotonic Dystrophy. Nicole was born in Hall County on ...
Thomas Lee Bryant, 83, Gainesville
  Mr. Thomas Lee Bryant, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.   The family w ...
George Chin, 72, Gainesville
George Chin of Sandy Springs and Gainesville, GA finished his journey at the age of 72 on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. He passed peacefully with his family by his side at Northeas ...


Peggy Jane Adams Booth, 82, Nicholson
Mrs. Peggy Jane Adams Booth, age 82 of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at her residence.  Mrs. Booth was born in Commerce to the late, Alcy and Cleo Pittman Ad ...
Hatsuko Kishimoto, 87, Hoschton
  Hatsuko Kishimoto, age 87, passed away Tuesday, September 6. She was an avid gardener and well known for her ability to grow beautiful flowers.The family will receive fri ...
Jerry Wade Waters, 54, Commerce
Jerry Wade Waters, age 54 of Jefferson, GA passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022.   Born on Feb. 22, 1968 in Commerce, GA, Mr. Waters was the son of the late Roy D. Hi ...


Carol A. Blue, 65, Dahlonega
Carol A. Blue 65 of Dahlonega, passed away on September 7, 2022. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. Preceding Mrs. Blue in dea ...
Melvin Wimpy, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Melvin Wimpy, age 77, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Mr. Wimpy was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on November 13, 194 ...


Mr. Larry Gaines Bennett Sr., age 80, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Mr. Bennett was born in Fulton County on April 1, 1942, to the late Gaines L. and Ber ...
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.