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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 24th, 2018

Forsyth

Timothy Gerald Carnes, 51, Cumming
Timothy Gerald Carnes, age 51, of Cumming, Ga, passed away February 24, 2018.  He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church in Cumming, GA. He is preceded in death by his father, ...
Ruth Mignon Cole, 99, Cumming
Ruth Mignon Cole, 99, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018. She was born on December 29, 1918 in Bridgeton, NJ the daughter of Willis D. and Adella Meredith ...
Betty Green Heard, 74, Cumming
Betty Green Heard, age 74, passed away at home on February 24, 2018.  She was surrounded by her loving family when she went peacefully to meet her Heavenly Father.  She w ...

Hall

Valentin Solache, 22, Gainesville
Valentin Solache, age 22, of Gainesville, GA passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. On February 24, 2018 our loving son, brother, cousin, friend, And Most Importantly, our rea ...
Joyce Martin Staton, 87, Gainesville
She was beauty personified. My grandmama, Joyce Martin Staton, 87, of Gainesville, Ga went to be with Jesus on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at her home surrounded by children, g ...
Thomas Jeffery Jenkins, 58, Gainesville
Thomas Jeffery Jenkins, 58, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Country Side Health in Buchanan, GA. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on T ...
Lois Stover, 78, Gainesville
Lois Stover age 78 of Walter Stover Rd. Gainesville, Ga. passed away Saturday February 24, 2018 at the N.E. Ga. Med. Ctr.. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Tuesday February 27 ...
Pamela Denise Surrett, 56, Gainesville
Pamela Denise Surrett, 56, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Valdosta, GA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 ...
Steven Titshaw, 56, Gainesville
Steven Titshaw, 56, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the Chap ...

Jackson

Rev. Donald Lee Wilson, 75, Commerce
Rev. Donald Lee Wilson, age 75 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018.   Born on September 20, 1942 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late Howard Wilso ...

Lumpkin

  Barbara Eileen (Remely) Reilly Graduated West Chester University with B.S. Special Education K-12 Summa Cum Laude, President and CEO of Minds in Motion Institute A lo ...
Raymond Lamar Stanford, 41, Dahlonega
Mr. Raymond Lamar Stanford, age 41, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 following a sudden illness. Raymond was born in Clayton County on November 19, 1976. He ...

Other

Grover David Hall, 60, Canon
Grover David Hall, age 60, of Canon passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. He loved hunting and fishing. Grover loved his family, music and all kinds of sports. Survivors include ...
Harley Bruce Long, 66, Villa Rica, formerly of Dawsonville
Harley Bruce Long, 66, of Villa Rica, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Saturday February 24, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born May 14, 1951 ...

Stephens

Eric Richard Randalow, 54, Toccoa
Eric Richard Randalow, age 54, of Toccoa, GA passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Richard and Marie Williams Randalow. He is s ...

White

George 'Wade' Williams, 58, Cleveland
George "Wade" Williams age 58 of Cleveland passed away on February 24, 2018 following an extended illness.  Wade was a long time resident of White County and a skill ...
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.