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

Gwinnett

Angela Cavuoto Shallis, 62, Suwanee
Angela Cavuoto Shallis, age 62, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael Cavuoto and Anna Cavulto; and brothers, Th ...

Habersham

Kevin Reed Davidson, 42, Demorest
  Kevin Reed Davidson, age 42, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Mr. Davidson was born on April 1, 1976, in Gainesville, Georgia. Kevin ...
Kenneth Nelms, 63, Demorest
Mr. Kenneth Nelms, age 63 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Born on July 9, 1955 in Clarkesville, Georgia, he was a son of Grover Nelms and the late Hazel Mo ...

Hall

Doris Ladd Simmons, 97, Gainesville
Doris Ladd Simmons, 97 of Gainesville passed away Sunday October 28, 2018. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Simmons was retired from Goforth Electric Company and was a l ...

Jackson

Judy Beatty Smith, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy Beatty Smith, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Mrs. Smith was born in Jeffer ...
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.