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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 17th, 2019

Banks

Mrs. Mary Sue Batchelor Jackson, age 77, of Homer, GA died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Homer to the late George Travis and Minnie Luc ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Drane Reginald Wilbanks, age 67, of Winder, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in Comm ...

Dawson

Donna Dixon, 53, Dawsonville
Donna Dixon, 53, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 17, 2019. Born December 19, 1965 in Logansport, LA, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 30 years.  Donna ...
Donnie Glynn Greene, 70, Dawsonville
Donnie Glynn Greene, age 70, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on November 17, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father David Franklin Greene. Donnie is survived by his mother: ...

Gwinnett

Gheorghe Girbu, 81, Lawrenceville
Gheorghe Girbu, age 81 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Sunday, November 17, 2019. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pas ...
Rev. Siam “Si” Rogers, 53, Sugar Hill
Rev. Siam “Si” Rogers, age 53, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Jenny Rogers, Sugar Hill ...

Hall

Jada Taylor Wooten, 21, Gainesville
Jada Taylor Wooten, 21, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the chapel of Memoria ...
Zachary Daniel Bryson, 32, Gainesville
Zachary Daniel Bryson, 32, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday November 17, 2019. Zachary was born on February 5, 1987 in Gainesville, to Robert Alan Bryson and Patricia Poole Bryso ...
Van Darrell Dobbs, 57, Gainesville
Van Darrell Dobbs, age 57, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He was born in 1962, to the late Claude Bucky and Winnie Sue Dobbs. In addition to his p ...
Jack Edwards, 63, Gainesville
Jack Wayne Edwards, born on September 2nd, 1958, passed away after a prolonged illness on Sunday, November 17th, 2019, surrounded by his family.     Jack was ...

White

Betty George, 86, Cleveland
Betty George age 86 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Gateway Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
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.