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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

Dawson

Melba M. Hatton, 71, Dawsonville
Melba M. Hatton, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday December 6, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 14, 1948 to the late James and Eula ...

Forsyth

Nell Boggs, 91, Cumming
Nell Boggs, 91, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 6, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband; Rev. Guy Boggs and her grandson; Peter Roberts. Nell is survived by h ...
Charlotte Morgan, 72, Cumming
Charlotte Morgan 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019. Charlotte is preceded in death by her brother; Richard Pugh of Atlanta, GA. She is survived by he ...

Hall

Uel Zelotes Hester, Jr, 91, Gainesville
   Mr. Uel Zelotes Hester, Jr., age 91, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at New Horizons of Limestone following an extended illness.  &nb ...
David Leroy Shadle, 84, Gainesville
Mr. David Leroy Shadle, age 84, of Gainesville passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow, surrounded by his family.   Fune ...

Other

Kenneth Anthony Guest, age 58 of Comer, GA passed away Friday, December 6, 2019. Born on October 17, 1961 in Elberton, GA, Mr. Guest was the son of the late Andrew S. and Rosie ...

Union

Patti Lynn Whitmire, 57, Blairsville
Patti Lynn Whitmire, age 57, of Blairsville, GA passed away Friday, December 6, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Barry Voichick. She is survived by her husband of thi ...
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.