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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 9th, 2019

Gwinnett

Stephen John Gaignard, Sr., a resident of Suwanee, Georgia and former resident of Duluth, Georgia from 1984 – 2017, died February 9, 2019 after a prolonged illness.   ...

Habersham

Grady Watson Cook, 92, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Grady Watson Cook, age 92 of Alto, who passed away on Saturday, February 09, 2019.      Arrangem ...

Hall

Rev. Roy Lee, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Rev. Roy Lee, 86, of Gainesville. Rev. Stanley Jackson will of ...
Nancy Robertson Mills, 82, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Nancy Robertson Mills, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. Private Family Services will be held. Mrs. Mills was born October 8, 1936 in Pri ...
Hershel Wayne Scott, 59, of Lula passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. No services are planned at this time. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesv ...
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, Gainesville
Ethel L. Gibson Whelchel, 94, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Brenda Kay Spain, 64, Commerce
Mrs. Brenda Kay Spain, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Spain was born in Cannonsburg, PA to the lat ...

Other

Elizabeth Reeves Kimzey, age 105, of Athens, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Mrs. Kimzey was born on October 12, 1913, in Cant ...

Rabun

Shane Coker Stikeleather, 55, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on February 9, 2019. Shane was born June 24, 1963, in Arcadia, Florida, the son of Sonja Ann Coker Stikeleather and th ...
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.