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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

Banks

Hoyt W. Cofield, 86, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt W. Cofield, age 86 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  Mr. Hoyt was born in Jefferson, Ge ...

Gwinnett

Jeffrey Roland Ogletree, 36, Lawrenceville
Jeffrey Roland Ogletree, 36, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday August 21, 2018. Born February 13, 1982 and raised in Dawsonville, he had been a resident of Gwinnett County fo ...

Hall

GT Standridge, 88, Lula
GT Standridge, 88, of Lula, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 21st . He was born to the late Gordon & Naomi Standridge. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Wa ...
Ben Jones, III, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ben Jones, III, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, Se ...
Craig Thrasher, 42, Gainesville
Craig Thrasher, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Mr. Thrasher was born on February 18, 1976, in Champagne, Illinois, to Benjamin George Thrasher a ...

Stephens

Dell Anne Morgan Thomas, 80, Eastanollee
Mrs. Dell Anne Morgan Thomas, 80, of Eastanollee, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by her devoted family. Mrs. Thomas was born January 3, 1938 in Rome ...
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.