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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 29th, 2018

Gwinnett

Ms. Carolyn Michelle Hembree, 62, of Buford, passed away September 22, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home 2030 Memorial Park Rd, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements. O ...

Habersham

Charles Cantrell, 61, Demorest
Mr. Charles Cantrell (61)  of Demorest, Georgia passed on September 29,2018. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 2:00pm at Young's ...

Hall

Robert Lee Plumley, 81, Gainesville
  Mr. Robert Lee Plumley, age 81 of Gainesville GA, passed away on September 29, 2018, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Plumley was born on July 18, 1936, in P ...
Myriam Arevalo, 55, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Myriam Arevalo, 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in the Chapel of M ...
Jean M. Clark, 83, Braselton
Jean M. Clark, 83, of Braselton, died Saturday, September 29, 2018.  Graveside services 11 a.m. Sunday, Memorial Park Cemetery.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & ...
Da Anne Blanchard Watson Hardman, a mother, wife, grandmother, friend, traveler and true Gainesvillian died peacefully at home the morning of Saturday, September 29, 2018. She was ...
Reba Jean Greenway Ledford, 71, Gainesville
Reba Jean Greenway Ledford, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Octo ...
Helen Urshula Swafford, 66, Flowery Branch
Helen Urshula Swafford, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away September 28, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvill ...
V. Lamar Waldrip, 85, Gainesville
Mr. V. Lamar Waldrip, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on September 29, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Waldrip was born on August 8, 1933 in Gainesville, Georgi ...

Jackson

Patricia Cain Shirley, 64, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Patricia Cain Shirley, age 64 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, September 28, 2018.  Mrs. Shirley was born in ...
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.