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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 3rd, 2018

Gwinnett

Mildred Fowler Wood, 95, Sugar Hill
Mildred Fowler Wood, age 95, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Wood; parents, Dewitt and Sophia Smith Fowler ...
Patsy Wilson Allbright, age 66, or Buford, GA, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Steve Allbright; parents, Wayne and Sarean Thomas Wils ...

Habersham

Ethelyn Savage Brock, 82, Baldwin
Ethelyn Savage Brock, age 82 of Baldwin, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on September 13, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Marth ...

Hall

Penithia “Star” Hamer passed on Monday December 3, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Hunter Hill First Baptist Church, Atl ...
Pedro Escalera, 72, Gainesville
Pedro Escalera, 72, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 in ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Lois Lingerfelt Beck Arthur, age 87, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018. Mrs. Arthur was born in Lumpkin County on February 17, 1931 to the late Marion Cice ...

Other

Jeffery Allen Hughes, 57, Alpharetta
Jeffery Allen Hughes, age 57, of Alpharetta, GA passed away December 03, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Ensley “Bill” Hughes. He is survived by his mothe ...

Stephens

Jesse Thomas Wells, 94, Lancaster, SC formerly of Toccoa
Mr. Jesse Thomas Wells, age 94 of Lancaster, South Carolina and formerly of Toccoa passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at White Oak Manor, Lancaster, South Carolina. A son of t ...
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.