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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 23rd, 2018

Banks

  Mr. Ricki Edward Blackwell, age 63 of Homer died Monday, July 23, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Blackwell was born in Commerce to the late, Jack and ...

Barrow

Ricky Lynn Neese, 53, Auburn
Ricky Lynn Neese, age 53, of Auburn passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Katherine Margaret (Kay) Somerville, 99, of Dawsonville, died July 21, 2018.  Kay was born on December 1, 1918, in Younkers, New York, to Ruloff and Lorette Both.  At ...

Forsyth

Gloria Lively Ingram, 84, Cumming
Gloria Lively Ingram, 84, of Cumming passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Royston A. (Buck) Ingram, Jr.; aunt, Bobbie Brannon; and a number of othe ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Lou Beckman, 75, Johns Creek
Patricia Lou Beckman, age 75, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Johns Creek, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Merle ...

Hall

Tabatha Gynell Anderson, 46, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Thursday July 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home for Tabatha Gynell Anderson, 46, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista ...
Donnie Dwayne Brumbalow, 79, Gainesville
Donnie Dwayne Brumbalow, 79 of Gainesville passed away Monday July 23, 2018 at his residence. Donnie enjoyed years of his calling into ministry and it was his passion to win ano ...
Paul F. Gauder, 90, Gainesville
Paul F. Gauder, 90, of Gainesville, passed away July 23, 2018 following a steady decline in health.  Paul was born June 24, 1928 in Akron, Ohio to the late Paul N. and Mary Kl ...

Jackson

Shirley Gentry Klugh, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Shirley Gentry Klugh, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Monday, July 23, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Klugh was born in Memphis, TN to the late Clare ...

White

Clinton Floyd Swain, Jr, 47, Cleveland
Mr. Clinton Floyd Swain, Jr., age 47, gained his wings on July 23, 2018. Mr. Swain was born in Hall County and was preceded in death by mother, Hazel Davis.  He enjoyed mot ...
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.