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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 23rd, 2017

Banks

Chad Timothy Pruitt, 49, Commerce
Chad Timothy Pruitt age 49 of Commerce passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at the Northridge Medical Center.   Mr. Pruitt was born January 24, 1968 in Athens. Chad had a Bachel ...

Dawson

James Everett Evans, 75, Dawsonville
James Everett Evans, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 23, 2017. Born December 16, 1941, Everett was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a devoted husban ...

Forsyth

Diana Newton Bruce, 100, Cumming
Diana Newton Bruce, age 100 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was a member of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association of Jacksonville, Florida for 25 y ...
Ramanjaneya Mula, 50, Cumming
Dr. Ramanjaneya Mula, age 50, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Funeral services for Dr. Mula will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Jacquelyn “Jackie” D. Washington, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later ...
Floyd Ferguson, 81, Cumming
Floyd Ferguson, 81, of Cumming passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Floyd was a member of County Line Baptist Church and loved the outdoors and whittling.  He is preceded ...

Hall

Raymundo Garcia, Jr, 35, Gainesville
Raymundo Garcia, Jr., 35 of Gainesville died Sunday July 23, 2017. Born in Houston, Texas, Raymundo had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  He was employed at Sent ...
Harriett Susan Lackey, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church for Harriett Susan Lackey, age 70 of Gainesville. The Rev. Raymond Latty will officia ...
Tommie Lee Goss, 69, Gainesville
Tommie Lee Goss, 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on July 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Tommie died due to a brief struggle with cancer. He was born in Alto ...

Jackson

Bonellia Ann Green Dunn, 67, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonellia Ann Green Dunn, age 67 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Mrs. Dunn was born in Logan ...

Lumpkin

Jack Edward Brackett, 81, Dahlonega
Jack Edward Brackett, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday July 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Jack was a native and lifelong resident o ...
Lewis Danny Poore, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Lewis Danny Poore, age 67, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Born on December 31, 1949 to parents, Craig and Margaret Abernathy Po ...

Rabun

Ruth Irene Duckett Watts, 79, Lakemont
Mrs. Ruth Irene Duckett Watts, age 79 of 47 Dovie Lane, Lakemont, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Henry and Mary Etta Smith Du ...

Stephens

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Edwin Moore, Jr., age 85 of 207 Walnut Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Thomas E ...
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.