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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

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Mr. Joseph Lawton Estes Jr., age 96, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Magnolia Estates of Winder. Mr. Estes was a member of the Winder First Bap ...
Betty Ogle Maynard, 90, Winder
Mrs. Betty Ogle Maynard, age 90, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 18, 2019.  A native of Hall County, she was born May 10, 1929 to Hoyt and Allene Williams Ogle who pre ...
Reba Shields, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Reba Odessa Jones Shields, 102 of Blountstown, Florida who passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at her home. Reba was born August 6, ...

Dawson

Sandra Gail Tallant, 61, Dawsonville
Sandra Gail Tallant, age 61, of Dawsonville, GA passed away November 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her sister; Patty Jo Gathof. She was a loving & caring wife, mother, ...

Forsyth

William H. Grimes, III, 51, Cumming
William H. Grimes, III, age 51, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019. No services will be held at this time. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, ...

Habersham

Patsy Diane Pruitt, 69, Mt. Airy
  Patsy Diane Pruitt, age 69, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. Mrs. Pruitt was born on May 22, 1950 in Habersham County to the late Woodro ...

Hall

George Franklin Baskin, 85, Flowery Branch
George Franklin Baskin, age 85, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Frances Dianne Baskin, Flowery ...
Frankie Jean Porter, 83, Gainesville
Frankie Jean Porter age 83 of Gainesville passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Porter was born in Cleveland, Georgia on June 16, 19 ...
Mary Frances Turk, 95, Gainesville
Mary Frances Turk, 95, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at New Horizons Lanier Park. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 201 ...
Shirley Conner Turpin, 73, Gainesville
Shirley Conner Turpin, age 73 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on November 13, 2019 following an extended illness. Shirley was born February 28, 1946 in Gainesville, Georgia. ...
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, Gainesville
Mark Johnathan Bruce, 48, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, No ...
Richard Hudgins, 58, Gainesville,
Richard “Ricky” Hudgins age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Hudgins was born November 1, 1961 to ...
Joseph Loyd Martin, 82, Gainesville
Joseph Loyd Martin. 82, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, ...
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.