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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 29th, 2019

Gwinnett

Daniel David James, 69, Lilburn
Daniel David James, age 69, of Lilburn, GA passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Wilma James; sister, Mary Ross; stepm ...
Nanine Placek, 64, Buford
Nanine Placek, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019.  She is survived by her husband of forty-three years, Thomas J. Placek, Sr.; daughters and son-in-l ...

Habersham

Leah Diane Hill, 40, Demorest
Leah Diane Hill, age 40, of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Mrs. Hill was born on March 9, 1979 in Toccoa, Georgia to Dwain Hulme, ...

Hall

Martin Gonzalez -Andrade, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Martin Gonzalez-Andrade, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, December 29, 2019. Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at St. John Paul, I ...
Clifford Thomas Gilley, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Clifford Thomas Gilley, age 78, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on December 29, 2019, surrounded by his family. He is now at peace in his heavenly home. Funeral ...
Aubrey Tipton, 96, Oakwood
Mr. Aubrey Tipton, age 96, of Oakwood passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 after a brief illness.   Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2020 in the C ...

Jackson

Virginia Moore, 76, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia White Moore, age 76 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 29, 2019.  Mrs. Moore was born in Ro ...
Richard Stepka, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Richard W Stepka, age 77, of Jefferson passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Jan ...

Lumpkin

Sandra D. Brown, 68, Dawsonville
Mrs. Sandra D. Brown, age 68, of Dawsonville, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. Mrs. Brown was born in Forsyth County on May 20, 1951 to the late Alvious and Estelle Watkin ...

Other

Sebrina Parker, 47, Athens
Sebrina Lynn Parker, age 47, of Athens passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, H ...

White

Brenda Bramlett, 70, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces that Brenda Bramlett, age 70 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 29, 2019. Brenda was born on September 24, ...
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.