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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Nov 2nd, 2018

Dawson

Tamara Ailene Myers, 46, Dawsonville
Tamara Ailene Myers, age 46, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, November 2, 2018. She was born in 1972, to the late Bobby and Jerry Myers. Tamara ...

Forsyth

John E Lalonde, 79, Cumming
John E Lalonde, age 79 of Cumming, GA (formally Glen Cove, Long Island, NY) passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. Mr. Lalonde was a Retired Police Detective at City of Glen Cove Po ...
Clyde Winfred Nunnally, 85, Cumming
Clyde Winfred Nunnally, age 85, of Cumming, GA., passed away Friday, November 2, 2018. Clyde was born in 1933, to the late Claude and Jessie Nunnally. He was a member at Concord Ba ...

Habersham

Ricky Trimiar, 60, Demorest
Ricky Trimiar, age 60 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 02, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Born in Demorest, Georgia on ...

Hall

Florence Mae Whitlow Skinner, 86, Gainesville
Florence Mae Whitlow Skinner, 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday November 2, 2018 at Bell-Minor Nursing Home. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Skinner had lived in Hall County for ...
Betty Jo Ransom Brewer, 85, of Lula passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2 ...
Joseph Edward Gomez, 85, Flowery Branch
Joseph Edward Gomez, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, RoseAnn Gomez. He is survived ...

Jackson

Betty Ruth Potts, 78, Braselton
Betty Ruth Potts, age 78, of Braselton passed away Friday, November 2, 2018.  Survivors include her son Keith Pethel; daughter Karen Allen and wife Leslie, adopted daughters N ...

Other

Taffie Jones, 60, Lavonia
Miss Taffie Jones, 60, a lifelong resident of Lavonia, GA passed away peacefully on November 2, 2018 after complications with pneumonia. Taffie was preceded in death by her father ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.