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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 21st, 2018

Habersham

J.D. Coker, 92, Demorest
J.D. Coker, age 92 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. Mr. Coker was born on July 31, 1925, in White County, to the late Steve and Martha Allison Coker.  He w ...
Gabriel Solomon Summers, 14, Clarkesville
Gabriel Solomon Summers, age 14 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Born in Habersham County on September 15, 2003, he was the son of Solomon Summers, II and Sara ...

Hall

Janette Whelchel Hulsey, 84, Clermont
Funeral services for Janette Whelchel Hulsey age 84, of Clermont, Ga. will be held Thursday May 24, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment will be in New Bridg ...
Ronald Lindsey Brady, 85, Murrayville
Ronald Lindsey Brady, 85 of Murrayville died on May 18, 2018. Funeral Services for Mr. Brady will be held on Monday May 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Wahoo Baptist Church.  The ...

Jackson

Lt. Col. Robert H. LaCoy, 100, Hoschton
Retired Lt. Col. Robert H. LaCoy, age 100, of Hoschton, GA passed away, Monday, May 21, 2018. He was preceded in death by parents, James H. LaCoy and Jenny LaCoy; brother, James La ...
Woodrow Howard Minish, 80, Commerce
Mr. Woodrow Howard Minish, age 80, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 21, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Minish was born in Detroit, MI to the late Woodro ...

Lumpkin

Douglas Goode, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Douglas Goode, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. Douglas was born in Dawsonville on May 23, 1941.  He was preceded in death by his mother Effie Goo ...

Other

Gerald Wayne Tanner, 77, Douglas
  Gerald Wayne Tanner, age 77, of Douglas, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Vista Park following an extended illness. Mr. Tanner was born on December 1 ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.