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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 23rd, 2019

Gwinnett

Phyllis Davey Gore, 75, Lawrenceville
Phyllis Davey Gore, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was preceded in death by her brother, Luke Davey; and sister, Karen Jones. She i ...

Hall

Ricky Bailey, 64, Flowery Branch
Ricky Bailey, age 64 of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.       Funera ...

Jackson

Alisa Jones, 57, Pendergrass
Alisa Diane Jones, age 57 of Pendergrass, GA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her residence. Born on Dec. 20, 1962 in Gainesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late ...
Idell Anderson Kesler, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Idell Anderson Kesler, age 96 of Commerce, GA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce, GA A daughter of the late Claud ...
Lewis Franklin Shadburn, 72, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lewis Franklin (Frank) Shadburn, age 72 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 23, 2019.  Mr. Shadburn wa ...

Lumpkin

Eda Christine Ragsdale, 86, Dahlonega
  Mrs. Eda Christine Ragsdale, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away on November 23, 2019. Eda was born August 28, 1933 in Selma, Alabama to the late Rudolph and Blanche Lawh ...

Other

Samuel Linhart, 87, Comer
Samuel Linhart, age 87, of Comer, GA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Jean Smith, Comer, GA; son, Mike Linhart; daug ...
John Hunt, 97, Sault Ste Marie
Mr. John “Jack” Campbell Hunt was born Dec 19, 1921 in Sault Ste Marie, MI and died Nov 23, 2019 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Ruby Hunt ...
Shirley Robson Kingsman, 95, Sandy Springs
Shirley Robson Kingsman, age 95, of Sandy Springs, GA passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, Chester F. Kingsm ...
Gladys Wills Mann, 87, Winterville
Gladys Wills Mann age 87 of Winterville passed away Saturday November 23, 2019 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Mrs. Mann was born in Winterville on Oct. 3, 1932 to the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Betty Jewell Cheek Dickerson, age 73, 144 Poppys Lane, Toccoa passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at her home A daughter of the late Claude N. and Jewell Scott Cheek sh ...

White

George Lee Compton, 69, Cleveland
George Lee Compton, age 69, of Cleveland, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at his residence following an extended illness.   No formal s ...
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.