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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2018

Forsyth

Earl Bennett Westbrook, 79, Cumming
Earl Bennett Westbrook, age 79, of Cumming, GA, was born September 8, 1938 and passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018. Bennett was a loving daddy, granddaddy and great granddaddy. He w ...

Habersham

Joyce Holder Brooks, 86, Clarkesville
Joyce Holder Brooks, age 86 of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 following a period of declining health.   Born on May 10, 1932 in Cochran, Georgia, Mrs. Bro ...
Maria Luz Paramo, 57, Baldwin
Maria Luz Paramo, age 57 of Baldwin, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father ...
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, 84, Clarkesville
Jackie “Jack” Lee Steele, age 84 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Springfield, Missouri on June 7, 1933, he was a son of the late Fr ...
Connie Thiel, 71, Demorest
Connie Thiel, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Thiel was born on October 3, 1946 in Redford, Michigan to the late Martin and Gladys Yarrow ...

Hall

Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, Ocracoke, NC, formerly of Gainesville
Elizabeth Longley Hanrahan, 73, of Ocracoke, NC died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at her home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 25, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Madge Longley, RN ...
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, Braselton
John Richard (Rick) Kiser, 69, of Braselton passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thurs ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Mcelduff, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Marion McElduff, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mr. McElduff was born in Gaston, NC on May 12, 1938 to the late Thomas Marion and Melvina We ...
Mattie Shiver, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mattie Bell Floyd Shiver, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mattie was born in Blakely, GA on August 17, 1943 to the late George and Addie Lou Harrell ...

White

Algene Meaders Pardue, 83, Cleveland
Algene Meaders Pardue, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Mrs. Pardue was born on October 18, 1934, in White County, to the late L.Q. and Hattie Mae Welch ...
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.