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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Joye Adams, Cumming
Joye was promoted to her fullest life on December 21, 2019 in Cumming, Georgia.  She was born in Lombard, Illinois on April 24, 1935 to Franklin and Ruth Wardecker.  She ...

Gwinnett

Glen Andrew Varza, Sr., 58, Sugar Hill
Glen Andrew Varza, Sr., age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Annette Zenko, Sugar Hill; son,Andrew ...

Habersham

Oscar Aguilar, 30, Cornelia
    Oscar Aguilar, 30, of Cornelia passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 26 ...

Hall

Mildred Brewer, 85, Gainesville
Mildred Chastain Andrews Brewer went home on Saturday December 21, 2019, no more suffering, no more pain to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born May 5, 1934 in Hall Co ...
Robert Nathanial Clark, 93, Gainesville
Robert (Bob) Nathanial Clark, 93, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday December 21, 2019.  Bob was born August 24, 1926 in Bessemer, AL. He was the son of the late Herman and ...
Hertha Reutterer Johnson, 88, Gainesville
Hertha Reutterer Johnson, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday morning December 21, 2019. Ms. Johnson was born in Vienna, Austria. Hertha was a Silhouettes ...
Johnny Hoyt Nix, Sr., 76, Gainesville
Johnny Hoyt Nix Sr., age 76, died suddenly at home on Saturday, December 21st.  He was born June 8, 1943 in Gainesville, GA where he lived all his life.  Johnny g ...
Jobie T. Roberts, 86, Gillsville
Jobie T. Roberts age 86 of Gillsville passed away Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Jobie was born August 28, 1933 in Lavonia to the late Billie &a ...
Graham Ward, 32, Gainesville
Graham Ward, 32, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 989 Riverside Dr., Gai ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Elem, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Joe Elem, age 62 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 21, 2019.  Mr. Elem was born in Georgia, a s ...

Lumpkin

Jimmy Harold McLendon, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Jimmy Harold McLendon died December 21, 2019 from acute vascular dementia. Jim and his poodle, Duke, had recently moved from Barrow County, Georgia to Dahlonega Assisted Living ...

Rabun

Wilma Smith Davis, 87, Lakemont
Wilma Smith Davis, loving wife, daughter, and friend of many, received her angel wings on December 21, 2019, into the arms of her heavenly Father. Latha Wilma Smith was born o ...
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.