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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 19th, 2018

Banks

Mrs. Ruth Jeannette Mealor Bolton,age 84, of Maysville, passed away Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Northridge Medical Center.    Mrs. Bolton was the daughter of the lat ...

Forsyth

Martha Frazier, 86, Cumming
Martha Frazier, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church after being a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church for many ye ...

Habersham

Ruth Franklin Jameson, 98, Clarkesville
Ruth Franklin Jameson, age 98 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on March 05, 1920, she was ...

Hall

Clarissa "Kris" A. Bennett, 52, Gainesville
Clarissa “Kris” A. Bennett, 52, of Gainesville, died Tuesday June 19, 2018.  Kris was born in Gainesville, GA., July 10, 1965 to George H. and Carolyn Diana Stanle ...
Jeffrey Allan Cornett, 63, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jeffrey Allan Cornett, age 63, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Landmark Hospital, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Sat ...
William Joe Ivey, 64, Gainesville
William Joe Ivey, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Joanne Ivey. Mr. Ivey is survived by his siste ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Seabolt Aaron, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dorothy Seabolt Aaron, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side. Dorothy was born in Lumpkin County on September ...
Bobby David Bennett, 40, Dahlonega
Mr. Bobby David Bennett, age 40, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018.  Bobby was born on March 21, 1978 in Forsyth County. He was preceded in death by his fathe ...
Freddia Panter, 74, Dahlonega
Freddia Panter, 74, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday June 19, 2018 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Panter was born July 10, 1943 in Lumpkin County ...

White

Debra Louise Sanders, 33, Cleveland
Debra Louise Sanders, age 33 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Mrs. Sanders was born on December 16, 1985, in San Francisco, California.  She moved to Cl ...
Anthony James Clifton, 58, Cleveland
Anthony “Tony” James Clifton, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Mr. Clifton was born October 14, 1959 in Savannah, GA. Tony was retired Projec ...
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.