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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 28th, 2018

Banks

Debra Ann Murphree, 28, Commerce
Debra Ann Murphree age 28 of Commerce passed away Saturday Jan. 27, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Ms. Murphree was born June 9, 1989 in Dalton, Georgia to ...

Dawson

James Earl Chester, 83, Dawsonville
James Earl Chester, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 28, 2018 at Regency Manor following a period of declining health. Mr. Chester was born January 5, 1935 to the l ...

Forsyth

Agerico Dominguez Gabriel, 67 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born on May 23, 1950 in Manila, Philippines the son of Arsenio and Paciencia Doming ...

Gwinnett

Lawrence "Larry" Rice Phillips, 82, died Sunday, January 28th in Suwanee, GA, after a brief illness. Born in Hazelton, IN he moved to Bellbo ...
Charlotte Thompson Cerneka, age 72, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Carl A. Cerneka, Buford, GA; sons and ...
Ricky F. Thompson, 63, Buford
Ricky F. Thompson, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Louise Bruce Thompson; brothers, John Eldon Thom ...

Habersham

Lena May Richard Murphy, 86, Clarkesville
Lena May Richard Murphy, age 86, of Clarkesville passed away January 28, 2018 following a period of declining health.   Born on December 25, 1931, Mrs. Murphy was the da ...
Richard Keith Fry, 66, Clarkesville
Richard Keith Fry, age 66, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Sunday, January 28, 2018 following a sudden illness. Mr. Fry was born on October 3, 1951 in Clark ...
Ralph Wade LaCount, 60, Mt. Airy
Ralph Wade LaCount, age 60 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on October 01, 1 ...
Brenda Lovell Tench, 59, Cornelia
Brenda Lovell Tench, age 59, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Mrs. Tench was born on May 14, 1958 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late V.L. ...

Jackson

Isaac Alexander Best and Charles Jaxon Best, infant twin sons of Charles Best and Erika Bragado of Hull, GA died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Gwinnett Medical Center.  They wer ...

Other

  Randall Scott Carroll, Sr., age 49 of Elberton, GA passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Nov. 09, 1968 at Hawkinsville, GA he was the ...

Stephens

Judy Ann Childress Guagliardo Mrs. Judy Ann Childress Guagliardo age 59 of Northside Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday January 26, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. A daughter ...
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.