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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 7th, 2018

Dawson

Malinda H. Johnson, 74, Dawsonville
Malinda H. Johnson, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 7, 2018 at Chelsey Park Healthcare in Dahlonega surrounded by her loving family. Born July 29, 1943 in Hightower ...

Hall

Jose Lozaro, 58, Gainesville
Jose Lozaro age 58 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 7, 2018. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Wimberly Funeral Home between the hours of 7:00 PM - 9 ...
Hugh B. Reed, 85, Oakwood
Mr. Hugh B. Reed, age 85, of Oakwood, GA passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, attended Reinhardt College and ABAC, then served his countr ...

Stephens

Frank Gary Jarrell, Sr. age 81 of Toccoa passed away Saturday July 7, 2018 at his residence.   Mr. Jarrell was born March 18, 1937 in Macon, Georgia to the late Frank Ji ...
Major Bryan Keith Tatterson was promoted to Glory July 7, 2018 in Toccoa, Georgia. Bryan was born to Lieutenants Harry and Donna Tatterson on September 8, 1966 in Williamson, We ...

White

Lisa Birkle, 56, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral home announces that Lisa Birkle, age 56 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on July 7, 2018. It was Mrs. Birkles wished to be cremated and no public services are be ...
Annie Ruth Roper, 93, Cleveland
Annie Ruth Roper, 93, of Cleveland died July 7, 2018.  Funeral Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel.  
Vicki Jo Thomas, 61, Cleveland
Vicki Jo Thomas, age 61 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Ms. Thomas was born on February 17, 1957.  She was a machine operator and was a member of St. J ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.