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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 30th, 2018

Dawson

Johnnie Nell Cothran, 98, Dawsonville
Johnnie Nell Cothran, 98, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone following a period of declining health. Born May 6, 1920 in Hall County ...

Forsyth

Barbara W. Cox, 86, Cumming
Barbara W. Cox, age 86, of Cumming, GA, ran into the arms of Jesus and her beloved husband and precious grandson on September 30, 2018, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She wa ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Chatham Peevy, 88, Braselton
Ruth Chatham Peevy, age 88, of Braselton, GA passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Rev. Robert D. Peevy; parents, Henr ...

Habersham

Ouida Sharon Ferguson, 68, Cornelia
  A service celebrating the lives of Ouida Sharon Ferguson age 68 of Cornelia and Wayne Barron Ferguson age 71 of Cornelia will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at ...

Hall

Jimmy Edwin Gee, 57, Gillsville
Jimmy Edwin Gee age 57 of Gillsville passed away Sunday September 30, 2018. The  family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Ward's Funeral Home, 7 ...

Jackson

  James Nelson “Jim” Morgan, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, September 30, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Morgan was born in Dayton, TN to Maxine Owens C ...

Lumpkin

Pamela Bowlsby Glaze, 63, Dahlonega
 Mrs. Pamela Bowlby Glaze, age 63, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. Mrs. Glaze was born in New Jersey on November 27, 1954. She was preceded in death by ...

White

Billie Jo Peterman, 88, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Billie Jo Peterman, age 88 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on September 30, 2018.  Mrs. Peterman was born on March 20, 1930 to the l ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.