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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 1st, 2018

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Mr. Stevie “Peck” Owens, age 64, of Winder, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  He was preceded in death by parents, Rudolph D. Owens and Runette Stewart O ...

Hall

Howard Gordon Kelley, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Howard Gordon Kelley, age 83, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his residence.  Born in Forsyth County, he was a lifetime resident of Hall County ...
Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Miller, 76, of Lula passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Anne Ray Nix, 76, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Anne Ray Nix, age 76, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, James A. Nix and son, Keith ...

Jackson

Edgar Jackie Bruce, 88, Commerce
Mr. Edgar Jackie Bruce, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Bruce was born in Homer to the late George Wesley and Emmie Seay Bruce.&n ...

Lumpkin

Exie Ann Davis, 79, Dahlonega
It is with great sadness that the family of Exie Ann Davis announces her passing on July 31, 2018, at her home in Dahlonega, Georgia.  Exie was surrounded by her loving husban ...

Other

Robert Stafford Connor, 92, Ballground, Ga.
  Robert Stafford Connor 92, of Ballground, Ga passed away on August 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife Barbara Connor. Children include Carol Connor (George Swigart ...

Stephens

Nell Martin Bolmon, 83, Toccoa
Mrs. Nell Martin Bolmon age 83 of Toccoa Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Wilburn and Willie Mae Fuller Ma ...

Union

Sidney Stover, 94, Suches
The family of Mr. Sidney Stover of Suches announces his passing on August 1, 2018, at 94 years of age. He went on to meet his Lord and to be with his late wife, Bertha Mae Pruitt S ...
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.