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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 20th, 2019

Gwinnett

Terry David Martin, 71, Braselton formerly of Buford
Terry David Martin, age, 71, of Braselton, GA, formerly of Buford, GA. passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  He was preceded in death by son, Stephen Martin, and parents, ...
Thomas Richard Olson, 69, Sugar Hill
Thomas Richard Olson, age, 69 of Sugar Hill, Ga passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Kristin Olson of Sugar Hill, GA; daughter, Eric ...
Alvin Stephen Belle Isle, 75, Lawrenceville
Alvin Stephen Belle Isle, age 75, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Geraldine Belle Isle; father-in- ...

Habersham

Bessie Mae A Autry, 83, Demorest
Mrs. Bessie Mae Autry age 83 of Demorest passed away on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at Scenic View Nursing Home in Baldwin, Georgia following an extended illness.    ...

Hall

Gregory Brannon Page, 37, Gainesville
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Gregory Brannon Page, loving son, brother, fiancé and friend passed away at the age of 37.   A lifelong resident of Gain ...
Mary Jo Holt Johnson McClure, 87, Gainesville
Mary Jo Holt Johnson McClure, 87, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, ...

Jackson

Kelly Ray Cotton Savage, 55, Commerce
Kelly Ray Cotton Savage, age 55 of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019.   Born on Feb. 7, 1964 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of Thelma Murphy Smith ...

Lumpkin

Dola Porter Butler, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Dola Porter Butler, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Mrs. Butler was born in Lumpkin County on July 17, 1932 to the late Clayton and Kathleen Woo ...

Other

Virginia “Jenny” Braswell Eggers, 79, Memphis, TN formally of Atlanta
Virginia “Jenny” Braswell Eggers, age, 79 of Memphis, TN, formally of Atlanta, GA passed away Monday, March 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her Father, Edwin Fin ...

White

William Gearing, 60, Cleveland
William “Bill” Harvey Gearing II, age 60 of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019.    Bill was born April 5, 1958, in Latrobe, PA, to June Nicely Ge ...
Hubert Paul Hall, 82, Cleveland
Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Hubert Paul Hall, age 82 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr ...
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.