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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 20th, 2018

Forsyth

George Guy McDearmon, Jr. November 29, 1924 – November 20, 2018 Today we celebrate the life of a man, who in the presence of Jesus, is more alive right now than he' ...
George McDonald, Cumming
George McDonald, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018 after a battle with cardiovascular disease. George was b ...

Gwinnett

Lois Rosalyn Hauff, 97, Buford
Mrs. Lois Rosalyn Hauff, age 97, of Buford, GA was escorted into Heaven by God’s angels (Luke 16:22) on Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2018. A selfless, dedicated and abundantly loving C ...
Barbara Austin Knox, 81, Buford
Barbara Austin Knox, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Robert “Bob” Knox. Mrs. ...
Veronica Lyne Nunely, 53, Buford
Veronica Lyne Nunely, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father, Grady Emory and mother, Blondine Darby Emory. Ms. Nunle ...

Habersham

Jack Farley, 60, Clarkesville
Jack Farley, age 60, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Mr. Farley was born on February 28, 1958, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was p ...
Nikola Jeane Preusser, age 54, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 after a two-year battle with cancer.  She is preceded in death by her parents Monta “Mike” ...

Hall

Maudell “Dell” Huey, 89, Gainesville
Dell Huey, age 89, died November 20, 2018. A native of Gainesville, GA, she moved to Atlanta as a young woman where she met the love of her life, Harold Huey. Dell and Harold were ...
Samuel Lamar Collins, 74, Braselton
Samuel Lamar Collins, 74 of Braselton passed away Tuesday November 20, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawso ...
Mrs. Brenda Smith McDonald Masters age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
Hazel Geneva Ward, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Geneva Ward age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...

Lumpkin

Norman Augustus Bell, Jr, 81, Dahlonega
Norman Augustus Bell, Jr.  Age 81, went to be with our Lord on Monday Nov. 19, 2018. Born in Lumpkin Co. to the late Norman Sr. and Kate Bell, December 10, 1936. Norman (Junio ...
Rebecca Bowens Watson, 69, Dahlonega
Mrs. Rebecca Bowens Watson, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Rebecca was born in Columbus, GA on July 9, 1949 to the late Jimmie Tobie and Mary Lee ...

White

Regina Ann Howard, 82, Cleveland
Regina Ann Howard, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018. No services will be held. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. 
John Gordon Leggett, 66, Cleveland
John Gordon Leggett, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Mr. Leggett was born on September 26, 1952, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to Marjorie Coker L ...
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.