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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 2nd, 2018

Gwinnett

Jerry Thomas Gober, 63, Sugar Hill
Jerry Thomas Gober, age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Cecil Gober. He is survived by his mother, Frances ...

Habersham

J.N. Thomas, 69, Alto
J.N. Thomas, age 69, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Thomas was born on April 8, 1949, in Clarkesville, Ge ...

Hall

Ruby L. Waters, 97, Gainesville
Ruby L. Waters, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Gateway Health and Rehab in Cleveland following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...

Jackson

Samuel E. (Sam) Phillips, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Samuel E. “Sam” Phillips, 79, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Phillips ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Ray Keyes, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Thomas Ray Keyes, age 72 of Dahlonega passed away Monday, July 2, 2018. Tom was born in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 1946 to the late Foil and Anna Mae Reager Ivey. In add ...
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.