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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 6th, 2018

Banks

Gregory Clyde Walters, 66, Commerce
Mr. Gregory Clyde Walters, age 66, of Commerce died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Walters was born in Lorian, OH to Bernedette Jua ...

Forsyth

Martha Shadburn Grant, 73, Cumming
Martha Shadburn Grant, 73, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmot ...
James Curtis Mobley, Jr., 56, Houston, Texas
James Curtis Mobley, Jr., age 56, of Houston, TX passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 after a short bout with cancer. Curt was born on Christmas Day in 1961. He was of the Presbyt ...

Gwinnett

Sue Sears Southerland, 85, Buford
Sue Sears Southerland, age 85, of Buford, Georgia passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty four years, Verlon C. Southerland; ...

Hall

Patrick O’Hara Benton, 84, Flowery Branch
Mr. Patrick O’Hara Benton, age 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. ...
Mark David Farley, 61, Flowery Branch
Mark David Farley, age 61 of Flowery Branch, GA died suddenly Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11 AM at The Church of Jesus C ...
Kimball Grant Turpin, 52, Gainesville
Kimball Grant Turpin, 52, of Gainesville passed away November 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, ...
Edith S. Chambers, Gainesville
Edith S. Chambers of Gainesville passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. November 10, 2018. ...
Deborah Strickland Shumake of Hall County, GA was born on June 7, 1954 to William D. Strickland and Opal Grogan Strickland.  She was preceded in death by her father and surviv ...
Guo Yang, 52, Gainesville
Mr. Guo Yang, age 52, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday November 06, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial service will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday November 1 ...

Lumpkin

Mary Idelle Davis, 98, Murrayville
Mary Idelle Davis, 98, of Murrayville, Lumpkin County, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness. Bor ...

Other

Louie Hamm, 71, Alpharetta
Mr. Louie Hamm 71, of Alpharetta, GA passed away on November 6th, 2018. He is survived by his children; David Hamm (Jeanette), and Andrew Hamm (Beverly). Siblings; Charlotte Dut ...

Stephens

John Lewis Aikens Jr., 48, Eastanollee
Mr. John Lewis Aikens Jr., age 48, of 224 Indian Drive, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday November 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of John L. Aikens, Sr. and th ...
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.