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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2018

Banks

Jimmie Darrell Bullock, age 80 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at his residence.         Funeral services will be held ...

Dawson

Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington, 95, Dawsonville
Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington, 95, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Grandview Health Care Center following a period of declining health. Born December 25, 19 ...

Forsyth

Betty Barron Eubanks, 84, Cumming
Betty Barron Eubanks, age 84, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Betty was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. Betty was married to H ...
Susan D. Koblasz, 51, Cumming
Susan D. Koblasz, 51, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  Susan was born in Mt. Clemens, MI on October 30, 1966.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ja ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Fricks, 91, Mt. Airy
Mary Lou Fricks Morris, age 91, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Mrs. Morris was born on August 12, 1927, in Stephens County, Geo ...

Hall

George Clyde Peck, 90, Flowery Branch
Mr. George Clyde Peck was born on December 06, 1927 in Flowery Branch, Georgia to Floyd and Mamie Tanner Peck. He died peacefully on October 02, 2018 at Waterford of Oakwood. He wa ...

Lumpkin

Christopher Gene LaPlaca, 62, Dahlonega
Christopher Gene LaPlaca, born on February 18th 1956, passed away surrounded by family and friends on October 2nd 2018. Chris struggled with the effects of Parkinson’s for ma ...

Other

Ralph Clifford Swain, Sr., 83, Danielsville
Ralph Clifford Swain, Sr., age 83 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at his residence.   Born on Oct. 4, 1934 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late ...

Stephens

Mrs. Annie Ruth Loudermilk Williams, age 80, of Jottings Drive, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Edwar ...
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.