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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 3rd, 2019

Forsyth

George Kelly Morris, 87, Cumming
George Kelly Morris 87, of Cumming, Ga passed away on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019. George is predeceased in death by his sister; Mary Childers, brothers; Billy Morris, and Gene ...
William Reed, 87, Cumming
William “Bill” Reed, age 87, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019. Mr. Reed was a veteran of the United States Army having served ...

Gwinnett

Mardell Westbrooks Hosch, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband of seventy-two years, Walter Loyal Hosch, Buford, GA. ...

Habersham

Betty Chambers Nix, 89, Cornelia
Betty Chambers Nix, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Nix was born on December 29, 1929 in Hall County, Georgia to the ...
Betty Jo Brown Caudell, 89, Baldwin
  Betty Jo Brown Caudell, age 89, of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Born on April 12, 1930, in Homer, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Reba ...

Hall

Betty C. Curtis, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty C. Curtis age 87 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday October 03, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held on ...
Mary Roberts, Clermont
The gracious calling from the Lord for Mary “Frances” WILLIAMS Roberts to be with God, creator of heaven and earth on this 3rd day of October, the year of our Lord ...
Nervie Turpin, 90, Gillsville
Nervie Lee Turpin age 90 entered into her heavenly reward on her birthday on Oct. 3, 2019. Mrs. Turpin was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Maysville to the late Samuel & Hannah Brock D ...

Jackson

Lois “Geraldine” Bolton Adams, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.   Born on July 14, 1929 in Maysville, GA, she was the daughter of t ...
Hannah Marie Wood, 29, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hannah Marie Wood, age 29, of Jefferson, who is now at peace with the Lord.  She left this world on Thursday, October 3, 2019. H ...

Lumpkin

Agnes Annie Jarrard, 90, Dahlonega
Agnes Annie Jarrard, age 90 of Dahlonega, passed away on October 3, 2019. Mrs. Jarrard was born on June 14, 1929, in White County, to the late William N. Allison and the late Na ...
John Anthony Dowdy, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. John Anthony Dowdy, age 60 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, of ...

Other

Shirley Ann Wilkie, 82, Ball Ground
Shirley Ann Wilkie, age 82, of Ball Ground, GA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Shirley was born in 1937, to the late Claude and Lourie ...
John Anthony Dowdy, 60, Villa Rica
Mr. John Anthony Dowdy, age 60, of Villa Rica, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019. Mr. Dowdy was born in Lithonia, GA on May 30, 1959.  He was preceded in death by his f ...
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.