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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 3rd, 2018

Forsyth

Ira Barrett, 97, Cumming
Ira Barrett, age 97, of Cumming, GA passed away to his heavenly home on June 3, 2018.  He was born on December 31,1920, to Lizzie O'Kelly and Robert Barrett.  His bro ...

Gwinnett

John Francis Martin, 85, Suwanee
John Francis Martin, age 85, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018.   Born on December 31, 1932 in Annapolis, Maryland, to Irene and John Martin, he attende ...

Habersham

Janelle Jones Murphy, 70, Cornelia
Janelle Jones Murphy, age 70 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her residence after a long battle with cancer. Born in Hall County, Georgia on May 23, 1 ...

Hall

Keith Weldon Caston, 54, Gainesville
Keith Weldon Caston, Gainesville, left this earth on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to join his parents in Heaven. Keith was born on November 3, 1963 to Gerald and Barbara Caston. He was a v ...

Jackson

James Jackson Chandler, Sr., age 81, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, June 03, 2018 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mr. Chandler was born in Commerce to the late Walter and Nora ...
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.