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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 9th, 2018

Dawson

James Hubert Seabolt, 74, Dawsonville
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, James Hubert Seabolt of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at the age of 74. James was born and raised in Lumpkin County but his heart and soul bel ...

Forsyth

Cheryl Rae Baker, 74, Cumming
Cheryl Rae Baker 74, of Cumming, Ga passed away at Season’s Hospice on December 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held in Greenwood South Carolina at a later date. Cond ...

Gwinnett

Robert Mark Stewart, 57, Buford
Ret. Tech Sgt. Robert Mark Stewart, U. S. Air Force, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife of five years, Robyn Sue Avary Stewar ...

Habersham

Joe Blackburn, 72, Alto
Joe Blackburn, age 72 of Alto, passed away Sunday, December 09, 2018 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia.             Mr. Blackburn was bo ...
Ralph Dalton, 87, Alto
Ralph Dalton, age 87 of Alto, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018, at his residence. Born in Homer, Georgia on October 17, 1931, he was a son of the late John Odis and Mary P ...
  William Jonathan “Jon” Looney, age 61 of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Born in Demorest, Georgia on September 6, 1957, he was a son ...

Hall

Pamela Davenport, 59, Gainesville
Pamela Davenport, age 59, of Gainesville Georgia. She passed away at her residence on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Pamela Davenport lived in Hall County for over 20 years. Which o ...
John Wesley Samuels, Gainesville
John Wesley Samuels was born February 2, 1922, in Anderson, South Carolina and was married to the late Geneva Samuels. He was proceed in death by his sister the late Gladys Samuels ...

Jackson

Betty Borders, Commerce
Betty Borders of Commerce, Ga passed away on Sunday December 9, 2018. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & White Funeral Home.

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Phyllis Elaine Thomason Fortner, age 63, of Royston, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Mrs. Fortner was born in Young ...

Stephens

Polly Juanita Floyd, 82, Toccoa
Miss Polly Juanita Floyd, age 82 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Ernest Noah Floyd and Belle Fulghum Floyd, she ...

White

Tina Lee Bates Arnold, 53, Sautee
Tina Lee Bates Arnold, age 53 of Sautee passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018.   Born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 15, 1965, Mrs. Arnold was the daughter of Melvin Bate ...
Charles T. Westmoreland, 82, Cleveland
Charles T. Westmoreland  Bud, as he was known to his family and friends, was born to the late Howard and Lillie (Nix) Westmoreland on the 4th of June 1936.  He retired ...
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.