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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 4th, 2018

Banks

Arthur Odell Duncan, 87, Commerce
Mr. Arthur Odell Duncan, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Monday, June 04, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  He was born in Danielsville to the late Pascal and Wilda Chan ...

Forsyth

Kathy Elizabeth Pilgrim, 62, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. She was born on July 26, 1955 in Marietta, GA, a daughter of David A. McCampbell, who has prede ...

Gwinnett

Joyce Ray Bradley, 76, Lawrenceville
Joyce Ray Bradley, 76, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...
Vincenzo Picicco, 68, Dacula
Mr. Vincenzo Picicco, age 68, of Dacula passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass will be 1: ...

Hall

Mrs. Betty McCrary Almand, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty McCrary Almand, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-five years, Frank G. Almand; parents ...
Carlton James Oakes, inf, Gainesville
Infant Carlton James Oakes, 6 Months, passed away on Monday June 04, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday June 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Memorial Park F ...
Hammond Smith, 91, Gainesville
Hammond Smith, 91 of Gainesville passed away Monday June 4, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born in the Gainesville Mill Village to Boyd Hoyt Smith a ...

Lumpkin

Anthony “Tony” Echols let go of this world on Saturday June 2nd and told the Angels, “I’ll go with you “.  His Mom and Dad were there to meet him ...

Other

John R. (Jack) Canning, 86, Sandy Springs
John R. “Jack” Canning, 86, died June 4, 2018 at his residence at Sunrise Huntcliff in Sandy Springs, GA. Jack grew up as the youngest son of Thomas and Helen Canning i ...

Stephens

Mrs. Frances Charlotte Turpin Bush, age 53, of Highway 145 in Eastanollee passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the home. A daughter of the late Frank H. and Annie Mae Griffin Tur ...

White

Hubert Ellis Crocker, 83, Sautee
Dr. Hubert Ellis (Bud) Crocker, Jr., age 83, of Sautee, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 from his residence. Dr. Crocker was born in Bridgeport, Alabama to the late Hubert Ellis ...
Emmitt Parrish, 70, Cleveland
Mr. Emmitt Parrish, age 70, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. Mr. Parrish was born in Austell, GA to the late Emmitt and Myrtle “May” Young Parrish ...
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.