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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 1st, 2018

Banks

Ruby Martin Lord, 83, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Martin Lord, age 83 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Mrs. Lord was born in Jefferson, Geo ...

Forsyth

  Katherine (Kit) L. Puckett, 87, passed away on May 1, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, Jerry R. Puckett; her Parents, Arthur and Anne Little; two sisters ...

Hall

Debra (Debbie) Nelms, 62, Gainesville
Debra (Debbie) Nelms, 62, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away May 1, 2018. A gathering will be held in Debbie’s honor on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1295 Burns Drive, Gaines ...
Charles Henry Taylor, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Henry Taylor, 89, entered into heaven peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May ...
Terry Lee Tow, 61, Gainesville
Terry Lee Tow, 61, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday May 4, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lisa Michelle Garmon Ledbetter, age 51, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Mrs. Ledbetter was born Decat ...

Other

Charles William Lang, 91, Ormond Beach, FL
Charles William Lang, 91, of Ormond Beach, FL passed away May 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral H ...

White

Elmer Cecil Banks, 90, Cleveland
Elmer Cecil Banks, 90, of Cleveland Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 after a short illness. The family will receive visitors from 12 – 2 pm on Saturday, May 5th a ...
Patricia Shaffer Martin, 61, Cleveland
Patricia Shaffer Martin, age 61 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, May 01, 2018. Mrs. Martin was born April 7, 1957 in East Point, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents Ch ...
Ruby Kathryn Meaders, 101, Cleveland
Ruby Kathryn Meaders, age 101 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.   Mrs. Meaders was born on June 21, 1916, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Lester Ca ...
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.