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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 26th, 2018

Banks

Thomas Carlyle Thompson, age 87, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Mr. Thompson was born on October 10, 1930 in Lewisburg, Tennessee to the late He ...

Forsyth

James (Jimmy) Holbrook McBrayer, 75, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away after a short illness Wednesday, September 26, 2018. He was a man of faith and was a self-emp ...

Gwinnett

Dusko Bradica, 58, Buford
Dusko Bradica, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rozaria Bradico. He is survived by his daughters and sons- ...
Claudia Emily Stalinescu went to be with the Lord on September 26, 2018 at age 44.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...

Hall

Rita Ray Shirley Treadwell, 88, Gainesville
Rita Ray Shirley Treadwell, age 88 of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018. She was born in Honea Path, SC and had been a resident at Lanier Village Estates ...

Other

Joan Scruggs Kinzly, 78, Sky Valley
Joan Scruggs Kinzly, age 78, of Sky Valley, Georgia, passed away on September 26, 2018. Joan was born the daughter of the late William Lafayette Scruggs and Ola Belle Burrell S ...
Jerry Eller, Brookhaven
Cleveland Funeral Home of Cleveland, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Jerry Eller of Brookhaven, Georgia. Mr. Eller passed away at his home on September 26, 2018.  It was ...
Barbara Ross Grabiel, 85, Jasper
Barbara Ross Grabiel, 85, of Jasper passed away Wednesday September 26, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald ...
Rosemary Thompson, 67, Newnan, formerly of Atlanta
Rosemary Thompson, age 67 of Newnan, formerly of Atlanta, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Ms. Thompson was born on June 2, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late J ...

Stephens

James Odell Coker, 83, Toccoa
Mr. James Odell Coker, age 83 of Aviation Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Earl and Lula Vaughn Coker, he was born J ...
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.