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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Forsyth

James Brooke Blake, Jr., age 82 of Roswell, Georgia passed peacefully on December 11th,2019 after a long battle of Dementia and congestive heart failure. Brooke was born to parents ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Brown Roland, 94, Buford
Ruth Brown Roland, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cleveland “Teb” Roland; son, ...
Charles Forbes, 76, Lawrenceville
Charles “Charlie” Forbes, Jr., age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019.   He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Landy S ...

Hall

Johnny Delton Mayo II, 51, Gainesville
Johnny Delton Mayo II, 51, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday December 11, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Memorial Park Fun ...
Elder Lamar Gabriel, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Elder Lamar Gabriel, age 68, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019. A Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 2:00 to ...
Ruth Elaine Parsons, 75, Gainesville
Ruth Elaine (Crandell) Parsons was born May 15,1944 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of Muriel (Smiley) Crandell and Howard Crandell.  A 1965 graduate of the University of M ...
.Lori Keller Stuber, Gainesville formerly of Naples, Fl and Sapphire Va
Following a very active life during her 47 years in Naples, FL, 32 years in Sapphire Valley, NC and 10 years in Gainesville, GA, Lori Keller Stuber passed away on Wednesday, Decemb ...

Jackson

John Brian Sears, 50, Commerce
John Brian Sears, age 50 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at his residence.   Born on Jan. 14, 1969 in Commerce, GA, he was the son of the late Johnn ...

Lumpkin

John Jones, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. John Ralph Jones Jr., age 75, of Dahlonega, passed away on December 11, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.  Ralph was a member of the Dahl ...
Ralph Jones, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Ralph Jones, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of ...
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.