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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 1st, 2019

Banks

Christopher John Stoll, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Christopher John Stoll, age 51 of Commerce, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 1, 2019.  Mr. Stoll was born in Warsaw ...

Dawson

Our special rainbow, Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade, 86, passed away February 1, 2019 following an extended illness.  Trelle was born July 8, 1932 in Commerce, ...

Gwinnett

Joseph Doyle Kennedy, 67, Auburn
Joseph Doyle Kennedy, age 67, of Auburn passed away Friday, February 1, 2019.  Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 453 ...

Hall

Vickie Elaine Stringer, 62, Gainesville
Celebration of Life Visitation Services for Ms. Vickie Elaine Stringer will be held Saturday, February 9,2019 at Antioch Baptist Church 1010 Mill St SE, Gainesville, GA 30501 fro ...

Other

Nell Hall Allen, 81, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nell Hall Allen, age 81 of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson who entered into rest Friday, February 1, 2019.  Mrs. Allen wa ...

White

Buford Lester Baker, 89, Cleveland
Buford Lester Baker, age 89, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019. Mr. Baker was born on May 12, 1929 to the late Lester and Myrtle Edwards Baker.  Besides hi ...
Karen Layton Schubert, 49, Cleveland
Karen Layton Schubert age 49 of Cleveland, Ga. died Friday February 1, 2019 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Services are incomplete and a more complete obituary will be added la ...
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.