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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 30th, 2018

Forsyth

Ruth Thurza Miller, 94, Cumming
Ruth Thurza Miller, age 94, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. Ruth loved to work on crafts. She made many pocket crosses throughout he ...
James Binns Williamson, age 91, of Cumming, GA passed away December 30, 2018. He was a hardworking man who loved to fish. He also loved woodworking and making bird houses. His late ...

Gwinnett

Raymond John “Ray” Cich, Sr, 74, Lawrenceville
Raymond John “Ray” Cich, Sr., age 74 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, December 30, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Lawren ...
Catheleen Maria Cantarella Matheson (Cathy) was born in Bronx, NY on March 29th 1953 and passed on December 30th 2018.  She is survived by the love of her life of almost 50 ye ...
Joyce Hughes Bell, 88, Buford
Joyce Hughes Bell, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018.  She was preceded in death by husband, James “Jack” Bell; parents, Eddie and Bun ...
David Edwin Hunt, 74, Buford
David Edwin Hunt, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy McFarland. He is survived by his wife of twenty ...

Hall

Anthony Michael Oliver, 64, Clermont
Anthony Michael Oliver, age 64 of Clermont, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018. Mr. Oliver was born in Hall County to the late Shelton and Birmalee Oliver. He worked as a farmer ...
Hugh Totherow, 58, Gillsville
Hugh Totherow, 58, of Gillsville passed away on December 30, 2018. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral ...

Jackson

Steve Carlan, 64, Commerce
Mr. Steve Carlan, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Carlan was born in Commerce to the late Ira E. Carlan ...

Other

Mary Massey Jarrett, 87, Athens
Mrs. Mary Massey Jarrett, age 87, of Athens, GA died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mrs. Jarrett was born in Danielsville to the late Frank and Addie ...
Margaret Ann Keller-Harris, 83, Winterville
Margaret Ann Keller-Harris, 83, of Winterville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 4th, 2019 from 12-1pm at McD ...

Rabun

Lillie Savannah Stancil Billingsley, was born on February 22, 1945 at home to Carl Mayford Stancil and Louise Gibson Stancil on Taylor’s Chapel, Rabun Gap, Georgia. She is ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.