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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

Banks

Edward “Ed” William James, age 76 of Alto, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Born in Banks County, Georgia on August 17, 1942 to the late Henry and Ruth Le ...

Barrow

Iris U. Johnson, 73, Auburn
Iris U. Johnson, age 73, of Auburn passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home Cha ...

Dawson

Ethel Mae Odum, 100, Dawsonville
Ethel Mae Odum, 100, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 21, 2019 at Grandview Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born October 18, 1918 to the late Ed ...

Forsyth

Emma Elizabeth Nicole Dew 5wks old passed away on February 21, 2019. Emma is survived by her parents Christopher Reeves and Cara Dew. Emma is also survived by her 2 brothers; D ...
Ronald “Ronnie” Clarence Hambrick, age 71, longtime resident of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Ronnie was born in 1947, to the late Ollie and ...

Habersham

Stanley Wayne Franklin, 58, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Stanley Wayne Franklin, age 58 of Mt. Airy, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Scott Ledbetter and Rev ...

Hall

Howard Turner Anderson, 88, Oakwood
Mr. Howard Turner Anderson age 88 of Oakwood passed away on Thursday February 21, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Elizabeth Belton Dillishaw, 34, Gainesville
Elizabeth Belton Dillashaw, age 34, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. She is survived by her children, Claire Dillashaw and Luke Dillashaw; father, Mar ...

Jackson

Sherry Lynn Garrett, 44, Nicholson
Mrs. Sherry Lynn Garrett, age 44, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Garrett was born in Commerce to Bonnie Greene Lott of Nic ...

Other

Marjorie Van Morstein Fanning, age 98, of Atlanta, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Marjorie was born in 1920 to the late Herman and Mabel Van Morstein. M ...
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.