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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 13th, 2018

Dawson

Frederick G. “Fred” Blair, 54, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 10, 2018. Born April 20, 1964 in Radford, Virginia, he had lived in Dawson County since 1989. ...

Forsyth

Glenda Hefner, 92, Cumming
Glenda Hefner, age 92, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on August 13, 2018. Glenda is survived by her husband Arthur Ray Hefner and many other relatives. Visitation will be T ...

Gwinnett

  Bobbie Sue Tuck Bennett, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Billy Bennett; and par ...
  Robert Daniel Sinclair, age 78, of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. He is survived by his children, Joy Eccleston, Buford, GA,  Cordella Washington, ...

Habersham

Reda Faye Moore Ballew, age 62 of Alto, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018.   Born in Demorest, Georgia on October 14, 1955 to the late Hemmon “Slim” and ...

Hall

Benjamin Kenneth Head, 74, Gainesville
Memorial services for Benjamin Kenneth Head, age 74, Gainesville will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home. The family will rec ...
William Tylor Simmons, 23 of Lula passed away Monday August 13, 2018 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Tylor was employed by ...
James Harold Stebel Born 12/18/45       Died 7/15/18 Jim Stebel was a happy man and he had a wonderful life. His family and friends wish he had lived a lo ...

Stephens

Mrs. Shelia Marie Llewellyn Smith, age 47 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of Richard and Yvonne D ...
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.