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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 25th, 2018

Banks

L. Wayne Abernathy, 80, Lula
L. Wayne Abernathy age 80 of Lula passed away Saturday November 24, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Wayne was born April 1, 1938 in Gainesville to the late Henry F ...

Forsyth

James Robert Bican, 72, Cumming
James Robert Bican 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 25, 2018. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
Sherlon Allen Stokes, 62, Cumming
Sherlon Allen Stokes 62, of Cumming, Ga passed away on November 25, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...

Gwinnett

Jewell Dean Cheek Camp, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away November 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty one years, Claude Camp, Jr.aka Billy Camp; parents, ...
Antenor Castillo-Uceda, 89, Suwanee
  Mr. Antenor Castillo-Uceda 89, of Suwanee, Ga passed away on November 25, 2018. Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...
Guy Andrew Vanpool, Sr., 65, Hoschton
Guy Andrew Vanpool, Sr., age 65 of Hoschton, GA, died suddenly Sunday, November 25, 2018. Mr. Vanpool has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, December 2, 2018 ...

Habersham

Keith Church, 58, Turnerville
  Keith Church age 58 of Turnerville passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 28, 1960 to Christine Gosnell Church of Demorest and ...

Hall

H. Jack Brock, 86, Johns Creek formerly of Gainesville
  Funeral Services will be held Sunday December 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Lakewood Baptist Church for H. Jack Brock, 86, of Johns Creek, formerly of Gainesville. Burial will b ...
Frances Miller Mathis, 94, Gainesville
Matter-of-fact and demure — daring and unique.   Frances Miller Mathis lived a life that defied convention, gathering jaw-dropping memories while spreading an all- ...
Sue “Lovie” Pelfrey, 86, Gainesville
Sue “Lovie” Pelfrey, age 86 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018.  She resided with extraordinary caregivers, Matt and Amanda Anderson. ...
James Larry Davis, 80, Gillsville
  Mr. James Larry Davis, age 80, of Gillsville passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sa ...
William Richard "Bill" Goode, 90, Gainesville
On November 25, 2018, William Richard Goode, “Bill”, age 90, went to be with his Heavenly Father, being freed from his body of death, now fully alive with his Creator. ...
Robert H. "Bob" Watson, 92, Oakwood
Mr. Robert H. “Bob” Watson, age 92, of Oakwood passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at The Waterford at Oakwood,. Funeral Services will b ...

Jackson

Roy Parks Segars, 93, Commerce
Roy Parks Segars, age 93 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at his residence. Born on April 17, 1925 in Commerce, GA he was the son of the late Issac Bennett and ...

Stephens

George Michael Ellerd, 65, Toccoa
Mr. George Michael Ellerd, age 65 of Riverdale Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late George and Clara Cochran Ellerd, h ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.