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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 28th, 2018

Forsyth

Edward Jones Austin was born May 8, 1923 and raised on the family home place on Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody.  After graduating from Chamblee High School, he attended North Geo ...
Ronald Denny Gunter Sr, 80, Cumming
Ronald Denny Gunter Sr. 80, of Cumming, Ga passed away on May 28, 2018. He is preceded in death by his wife Margie Vaughn Gunter. Mr. Gunter is survived by his sons David Gun ...
Paula Bunse Skinner, 75, Cumming
On Monday, May 28th, 2018, Paula Bunse Skinner, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away after a long battle with multiple illnesses at age 75.  Paula will be lovingly rememb ...

Gwinnett

Lucretia Noyes Fowler, 71, Braselton
Lucretia Noyes Fowler, age 71 of Braselton, GA, died Monday, May 28, 2018 after a short battle with leukemia. Lucretia was born in Joplin, MO on May 22, 1947 to the late William He ...

Habersham

Herbert Hanes (Junior) Jones, 84, Turnerville
Herbert Hanes “Junior” Jones, age 84, of Turnerville, Georgia, went 100% to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 27, 2018 following an extended illness. Mr. Jones was bor ...
Billy C. Massey, 84, Cornelia
Billy C. Massey, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Mr. Massey was born on November 14, 1933, in Commerce, Georgia, to the late William James Cod ...

Hall

Melvin Locke, III, 51, Gainesville
Melvin Locke, III, 51 of Gainesville passed away in Monday, May 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 ...
Barbara Ann West, 79, Murrayville
Mrs. Barbara Ann West, age 78, of Murrayville, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.  Born i ...

Lumpkin

Marshall Jackson, 84, Dahlonega
Marshall Jackson, 84 of Dahlonega, GA. Passed away May 28, at 4:25pm, with his wife, son, daughter, son in law, grandson, Shihtzu, and kitty by his side. He had suffered for 5 year ...

Stephens

Roy Franklin Howell, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Franklin Howell, age 68 of 104 Almond Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton, Georgia. A son of the late Roy and Velda B ...
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.