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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 29th, 2018

Gwinnett

Dustin Blaze Mauldin, 25, Buford
  Dustin Blaze Mauldin, age 25, of Buford, GA passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 29, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Norma Jean Holcomb Fitzpatrick, Hoschton, G ...
Louis Vines, 77, Buford
  Louis Vines, age 77, of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018.  He went to heaven to be with his wife of thirty-seven years, Helen Brown Vines.  M ...

Habersham

Nellie Westbrook Cantrell, 90, Mount Airy
Nellie Westbrook Cantrell, age 90, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Mrs. Cantrell was born on July 24, 1928 in Franklin County, Georgia to the ...

Hall

Douglas Wilce, 85, Gloucester England formerly of Gainesville
Douglas Wilce, age 85, native of Gloucester England and formerly of Gainesville, GA., Pinehurst, NC and Waynesville, NC passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018. Memorial ser ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Vernon Hollis “Buck” Stewart, Jr., age 58 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 29, 2018.  M ...

Other

Glenn McArthur “Mack” Charles, age 76, of Rossville, GA., formerly of Cumming, GA. passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. Mr. Charles joined the Navy in 1959 and w ...

White

James Franklin Evers, 70, Cleveland
James Franklin Evers, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Evers was born in Ocilla, Georgia to the late Bobby James Evers.  ...
Henry Bailey Minor, 86, Cleveland
Henry Bailey Minor, 86 of Cleveland passed away Saturday December 29, 2018 at his residence. Born in Hall County, Mr. Minor was the son of the late Hugh P. Minor, Sr., and Lois ...
Mabel Putnam Pruitt, Cleveland
Mrs. Mabel Putnam Pruitt, a native of Cleveland, Georgia and resident of Atlanta, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018.  Her Celebration of Life Service will be held ...
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.