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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 24th, 2017

Forsyth

Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, Cumming
Vicky Lynn Duran, 53, of Cumming passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Vicky put her family first and was a God-fearing woman wh ...
Matthew Neal Gibby, 58, Cumming
Matthew Neal Gibby Sr. 58 of Cumming, Ga died on June 24, 2017. Memorial services were held on June 26, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangem ...
Willene Stamey Terrazas, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. Willene was raised in Clarkesville, Georgia and was a Graduate of Habersham High School where she ...

Gwinnett

Amalia Le’mert, 85, Lawrenceville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. Amalia Le’mert, age 85 of Lawrenceville, Georgia entered into rest Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Ms. Le’mert was bo ...

Habersham

Lavada English Warren, 77, Demorest
Lavada English Warren, age 77, of Demorest, passed away on June 22, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA, on May 24, 1940, she attended North ...

Hall

Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Vickie Lynn Kelley, 63, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the chapel of Memorial ...
Wendell Kinsey, 76, Gainesville
Wendell Kinsey age 76 of Gainesville passed away Saturday June 24, 2017.   Mr. Kinsey was born February 28, 1941 in Gainesville, GA to the late Willis H.& Annie Yan ...
David Barron Simpson, 77, Oakwood
Mr. David Barron Simpson, 77, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held in Lancaster, CA. Mr. Simpson was born o ...

Jackson

Lloyd Ronald Looney, 79, Nicholson
Mr.  Lloyd Ronald Looney, age 79, of Nicholson died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Looney was born to the late, Louise Dilla ...

Stephens

Betty Karen Payne, 58, Taccoa
Mrs. Betty Karen Payne, age 58, of 8 Ramey Terrace in Toccoa passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home.  The daughter of the late Frank C. and Nell Smith Payne, she w ...

White

Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Lane Standridge, 60, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Memo ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.