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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 8th, 2018

Gwinnett

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Houk, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Margaret Houk, Buford, GA; son, Pat ...
George Maberry, 78, Suwanee
George Maberry, age 78, of Suwanee, GA passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Doris Whalen Maberry, Suwanee, GA; children, David K. and ...
Janelle Mae Cable, 68, Buford
Janelle Mae Cable, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by Vernon and Mae Lundquist. Mrs. Cable is survived by her husband of thirty-th ...

Hall

Thelma Thomas Hamilton, 88, Gainesville
Thelma Thomas Hamilton, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2 ...
Margaret Banks Jennings, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Margaret Banks Jennings, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away on July 8, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park ...

Other

Lisa Thomas, 60, Hayesville, NC
  Lisa Thomas, age 60 of Hayesville, North Carolina, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 29, 1958, she was a daughter of ...

White

Robert Stanley McDuffie, 79, Cleveland
Robert Stanley McDuffie, age 79, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Mr. McDuffie was born on August 12, 1938, in Baldwin, Georgia. He was preceded in de ...
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.