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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 24th, 2019

Banks

Rachel Barrett Roberts, age 73, of Homer, GA died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.  Mrs. Roberts was born in Nicholson to the late Od ...

Dawson

Pat Anderson, 80, Dawsonville
Pat Anderson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born September 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Doro ...

Forsyth

Nancy Conatser Goodwin, 95, Cumming
Nancy Conatser Goodwin, 95, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 24, 2019. She was loved by all her family and friends. Ms. Goodwin was a great story teller. She also ...
Margaret Ruth Marczak, 74, Cumming
Margaret Ruth Marczak, age 74, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Mrs. Marczak is survived by sons David Robert ...

Gwinnett

Anthony Joseph Michael, 96, Suwanee
Anthony Joseph Michael, age 96, of Suwanee Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The family will receive friends Friday, March 1 from 5 to 7pm, with a Rosary Service ...

Hall

Frances Rhuna Cain Ravan, 90, Gainesville
Frances Rhuna Cain Ravan, 90 of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs.  Ravan wa ...

Jackson

Betty Louise Freeman, 84, Braselton
Betty Louise Freeman, age 84, of Braselton passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Mrs. Freeman was an active member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship.  She enjoyed bei ...

Other

Darwin (Trevor) Collins, 53, Coventry, Rhode Island
Mr. Darwin (Trevor) Collins, age 53 passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Coventry, Rhode Island. He was born February 2, ...

Stephens

Keifer Mae Davis Long, 81, Toccoa
  Mrs. Keifer Mae Davis Long, age 81 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Beehive Assisted Living in Toccoa. A daughter of the late Robert Kieffer Davis an ...
Patricia Ann Ray Marr, 68, Toccoa
Mrs. Patricia Ann Ray Marr, age 68 of Mize Road, Toccoa passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late Oswald and Stella Littleton Marr, she was ...
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.