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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 31st, 2019

Dawson

Cleveland Carter, 58, Dawsonville
Cleveland Carter, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 31, 2019 at his residence following a short illness. Born February 15, 1961 in Gwinnett County, he had lived in ...
Tyrone Albert Campbell, 80, Dawsonville
Tyrone Albert Campbell, age 80, of Dawsonville, GA., passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. He was born in 1938, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Campbell. Tyrone was a self-employ ...
Cleveland Carter, 58, Dawsonville
Cleveland Carter, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 31, 2019 at his residence following a short illness. Born February 15, 1961 in Gwinnett County, he had lived in ...

Forsyth

Barbara Jean Wooke, 85, Cumming
Barbara Jean Wooke, age 85, of Cumming, GA., passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. She was born in 1934, to the late George and Bernice Ranton. Barbara was a member of Cumming Fi ...

Gwinnett

Abbie Jean Kilpatrick, 96, Buford
It is with many mixed emotions that the family of Abbie Jean Kilpatrick (of Buford, Georgia) announce her glad reunion day in heaven October 31, 2019, to once again be with her par ...
Pierre R. Pierre, 78, Snellville
Pierre R. Pierre, age 78 of Snellville, GA, died Thursday, October 31, 2019. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pas ...
Ronald Climer, 70, Suwanee
Ronald “Ronnie” Climer, age 70, of Suwanee, GA passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Norman and Sara Climer. Mr. Climer is surviv ...

Habersham

Ralph Peckins, 85, Clarkesville
Ralph Aubrey Peckins, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on October 31, 2019. Born in Buffalo, New York on May 22, 1934 Mr. Peckins was the son of the late Roy G. and Josephine ...

Hall

Lynda Colby Connor, 80, Hoschton
Mrs. Lynda Colby Connor, age 80, of Hoschton, formerly of Roswell, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at her residence, under the care of Hospice of Northeast Georgia, surround ...
Giuseppe Frontera, 84, Hoschton
Mr. Giuseppe Frontera, age 84, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the Oaks of Braselton, surrounded by his family. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wedn ...
Byron “Billy” Cornelius Williams, Jr of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Born June 14, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee ...

Jackson

Teresia Whaley, 56, Nicholson
Mrs. Teresia Aurora Adams Whaley, age 56, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Whaley was born in Athens to the l ...

Towns

Nannie Dean, 83, Cleveland
Nannie Louise Arrowood Dean, age 83, of Cleveland passed away October 31, 2019.    Mrs. Dean was born in Towns County Ga., to the late Carlos and Cl ...

White

Nannie Dean, 83, Cleveland
Nannie Louise Arrowood Dean, age 83, of Cleveland passed away October 31, 2019.    Mrs. Dean was born in Towns County Ga., to the late Carlos and Cl ...
Nannie A. Dean, 83, Cleveland
Nannie A. Dean, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon by Barrett Funeral Home, Clevela ...
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.