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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 18th, 2018

Banks

Mr. Charles Edwin “Eddie” Gicker, Sr. age 64 of Homer died Monday, June 18, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Gicker was born in Alexandria, VA to the late, Claude and M ...

Barrow

Randall Charles Knight, age 60, of Winder, GA passed away Monday, June 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Knight. Mr. Knight is survived by his daughter, Ama ...

Habersham

Emily Brock Simmons, age 83 of Alto, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018. Born in Banks County, Georgia on December 3, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Silas Condus and Man ...
Ronald W. Waters, 70, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Ronald W. Waters, age 70 of Clarkesville will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Clarkesville United Methodist Church.   Mr. Waters passe ...

Hall

Geneva Gilstrap Couch, 90, Clermont
Geneva Gilstrap Couch, age 90, of Clermont passed away on June 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Clev ...
Joanne Westmoreland Lovell, 84, Gainesville
Joanne Westmoreland Lovell, 84, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, June 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 ...
Mrs. Olivesue Thayer Wise age 84 of Lula, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at ...
Patsy Yielding, 73, Gainesville
Patsy Yielding age 73 of Gainesville passed away Monday June 18, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton.   Mrs. Yielding was born October 12, 1944 in Fu ...
Dorothy "Marie" Dunagan, 61, Gainesville
Dorothy "Marie" Dunagan Dorothy Marie Dunagan, age 61 of Gainesville, died Monday June 18, 2018 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June ...
Quinlan Hendrix, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Quinlan Hendrix, 62 of Gainesville, GA passed on June 18,2018 .  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Ludon Thompson, 84, Gainesville
Ludon Thompson age 84 of Gainesville, GA passed away on June 18, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM with a visitation ...

Lumpkin

Victoria Mills Evans, 85, Dahlonega
Victoria Mills Evans age 85 of Dahlonega passed away on June 18,2018. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home.  Dahlonega Fu ...

Other

Dorothy Rose Akin, 94, Danielsville
Dorothy Rose Akin, age 94 of Danielsville, GA passed away Monday, June 18, 2018.   Born on February 20, 1924 in Commerce, GA, she was the daughter of the late James Leo, ...

Stephens

Octavia Clark Taylor, 81, Toccoa
Mrs. Octavia Clark Taylor, age 81 of 264 Railroad Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at her residence. A daughter of the late Liddie Fuller Clark, she was ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.