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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 31st, 2018

Dawson

Joseph Yarberry, 58, Dawsonville
Joseph Yarberry, age 58, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Mr. Yarberry was preceded in death by his parents Ollie and Lois (Johnson) Yarberry. ...

Forsyth

Sarah Evone Johnson Henrichs, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangement ...
Claudia Pieczynski Orchowski, age 84, of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Chicago) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward ...
Laura Jane Creamer Thompson, 93, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Jane was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her chil ...

Gwinnett

Willie Jay Bradford, 78, Buford
Mr. Willie Jay Bradford, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Bradford; son, Phillip Jay Bradford; st ...

Hall

Lena Mae Abernathy, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Lena Mae Abernathy, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Mike Grizzle ...
Barbara Odom Smith, Gainesville
Barbara Odom Smith of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 31, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, Mrs. Smith had lived in Hal ...
Nancy A. Marlowe, 76, Gainesville
Nancy A. Marlowe, 76, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday October 31, 2018.  Nancy was born on October 25, 1942 in Atlanta, GA to the late James W. and Corday Mears Williams ...
Guy Samuel Medlock, 65, Lula
Guy Samuel Medlock, age 65, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Mr. Medlock was born on July 31, 1953, in Demorest, Georgia, to the late Doug and Polly ...

Lumpkin

Judith Miller Lee, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Judith Miller Lee, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Mrs. Lee was born in Bainbridge, GA on July 12, 1943 to the late ...
Brian Joseph Morin, 39, Dahlonega
Mr. Brian Joseph Morin, age 39, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Brian was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 15, 1979.  He was preceded in dea ...

Other

Willie Campbell, III, 50, Aurora, Colorado
Mr. Willie Campbell, III age 50 of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.     ...
Kendra Louise Koch, 72, Monroe
Kendra Louise Koch, age 72, of Monroe passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Memorial services will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 3 ...

White

Sharon Kay Hudson, 55, Cleveland
Sharon Kay Hudson, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on February 18, 1963, she was the daughter of Leroy Thomas and ...
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.