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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 3rd, 2018

Banks

Mrs. Angela Renee Wehunt Wilson, age 50, of Commerce died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Wilson was born in Commerce to James “J ...

Dawson

Dorothy Hart Holder, 79, Dawsonville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy Hart Holder, age 79, of Dawsonville, who passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. Mrs. Holder was born in Ancon, Canal Zone, Pan ...

Forsyth

Mervyn Joseph Burns, 83, Cumming
Mervyn Joseph Burns, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was a member of First Redeemer Church and was very active in church activities. Mervyn retired as a ...
Maylon Hamby, 83, Cumming
Maylon Hamby, age 83, of Cumming, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toy and Nellie Mae Hamby; ...
Celeste Roesch, 86, Cumming
Celeste Roesch, 86, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Celeste was born March 30, 1932 in Oyster Bay, NY to the late Mildred and Louis Galasso.  She had a go ...

Habersham

Irma Lou Stewart Long, 94, Baldwin
Irma Lou Stewart Long, age 94, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Mrs. Long was born on March 13, 1924 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Walter Allen ...

Hall

Opal Jean Bond, 77, Gainesville
Opal Jean Bond, 77, of Gainesville, GA., passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, ...
Lida Grogan, 88, Gainesville
The family of Lida Grogan announces her passing after a period of declining health at 88 years of age. She passed away at Phoenix Senior Living in Gainesville. Lida was born in 19 ...
Esther Maude Haber, 94, Gainesville
Esther Maude Haber, 94, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m.  on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Memorial ...
Debbie Kenimer Martin, age 57, of Lula, GA passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Lee Martin. She is survived by her daughter, El ...
James Richard Parsons, 97, Gainesville
James Richard Parsons, 97, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Vermilion, Ohio, went on to his new journey on April 3, 2018. Mr. Parsons was born 6:30 AM Tuesday August 18th, 1 ...

Jackson

Michael Beverley Landon, 59, Commerce
Michael Beverley Landon, age 59 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018.   Born on January 23, 1959 in Manhattan, KS, he was the son of John Landon and the la ...
Timothy Neal Lewis, 55, Commerce
Mr. Timothy Neal Lewis, age 55, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Lewis was born in Gainesville to the late, Ernest and Sallie ...
Charles Eugene Meade, Jr. 62, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2018. A memorial service will be held at the Bridge Community Church on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at ...

Lumpkin

Juanita Ravan, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Juanita Ravan, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home with her husband and three daughters by her side.   Mrs. Ravan was born in Red Ban ...

Stephens

Mrs. Darleen Elizabeth Norris Emory age 57 of 21 Ventura Drive, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday April 3, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Fred and Doroth ...

White

Gertrude Edge, 73, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Gertrude Edge, age 73 of Cleveland. Mrs. Edge passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 ...
Mary Lou Bosma, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Mary Lou Bosma, age 88 of Peachtree Corners formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  Mrs. Bosma was born February 19, 1930 in Fairburn ...
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.