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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 19th, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles “Tuna” Bae Holmes, age 48 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 19, 2017.  Mr. Holmes ...
Wilson Rudolph Poole, 85, Baldwin
Wilson Rudolph Poole, age 85 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Banks County on February 9, 1932, he wa ...

Forsyth

Teresa Leigh Thomas, 54, Cumming
  Teresa Leigh Thomas, 54 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday August 19, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...

Gwinnett

Marc Steven Reynolds, 44, Suwanee
Marc Steven Reynolds, 44 of Suwanee, GA passed away on August 19, 2017. The family will receive friends on Friday August 25, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Hom ...
Marie-Paule Schell, 60, Lawrenceville
Marie-Paule Schell, age 60, of Lawrenceville, GA, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at ...
Todd Richard Werling, 45, Lawrenceville
Mr. Todd Richard Werling, age 45, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017.   Services will be held at a later date.   Memorial Park South Funer ...

Habersham

Raymond Bill Ransom, 75, Cornelia
Raymond Bill Ransom, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017.   No formal services are planned at this time.   Those wishing to express ...

Hall

Constance Garner, 69, Gainesville
Constance Garner departed this life at the age of 69 on Saturday, August 19, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 201 ...
Mattie Lou Lambert, 93, Murrayville
Funeral Services will be held August 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Wahoo Baptist Church for Mrs. Mattie Lou Lambert. Visitation will be at the Church from 11:00 am to funeral hour. &nb ...

Lumpkin

Louise Davis, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Louise Davis, age 73, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Davis was born in Union County on July 25, 1944 to the late Newt ...

Other

Cynthia “Cindy” Tolbert, age 56, of Hartwell passed away Saturday, August 19, 2016 at her residence following a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Cindy w ...

White

Thomas Taylor, 60, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Thomas "Billy" Taylor, age 60 of Cleveland. Thomas passed away Saturday,  August 19, 2017. Funeral ser ...
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.