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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 21st, 2018

Forsyth

Robert “Bob” Wellman Cornell, age 81 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. He was a former member of the First Christian Church in Cumming, GA. Bob was an a ...
Rollie Fee Bailey, Jr., 78, Cumming
Rollie Fee Bailey, Jr., passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Cumming, Georgia at the age of 78.  Rollie graduated from Auburn University in 1961 with a Bachelor Degree i ...

Gwinnett

Mildred Burel, 99, Buford
Miss Mildred Burel, age 99, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Leila Sloan Burel; sister, Hazel Burel Od ...
Peter A. Rheaume, 69, Buford
Peter A. Rheaume, age 69 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 21, 2018. Mr. Rheaume has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Zion H ...

Habersham

Robert A. “Bob” Caldarelli, 80, Clarkesville
Robert A. “Bob” Caldarelli, age 80, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, following a brief illness. Mr. Caldarelli was born on May 19, ...

Hall

Keven Perez, 25, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keven Perez, age 25, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Memorial Services will be 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park So ...
Irene Laspeyre, 95, Lula
Irene Laspeyre age 95 of Lula, Ga. Died Saturday April 21, 2018 at a private nursing home in Gainesville, Ga. A Memorial service will be held at 4 pm Tuesday April 24 at the Hil ...
Sharon Batson Lynn, 50, Gainesville
  Mrs. Sharon Batson Lynn, age 50 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Gainesville, Georgia after an extended illness. Mrs. Lynn was born Febr ...

Jackson

Ralph Elroy Hadden, 84, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ralph Elroy Hadden, age 84, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mr. Hadden was born in Richmond County ...

Lumpkin

Harold Southern, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Southern, age 84 of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018. Mr. Southern was born in Dawson County on December 10, 1933.  He was preceded in death b ...

Rabun

Morris Edwin Robinson, 74, Rabun Gap
Morris Edwin Robinson, 74, of Rabun Gap, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, with his loving family by his side. Morris started his career in the health care industry at W ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.