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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 23rd, 2019

Banks

Rev. Darvin Slaton, 79, Homer
Rev. Darvin Slaton, age 79, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019.    Rev. Slaton was born on January 28, 1940 in Carnesville, Georgia to the ...

Forsyth

Robert Alan Ragland, 79, Cumming
Robert Alan Ragland age 79 of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of California, passed away Saturday March 23, 2019. The family will receive friends Friday, March 29 from 11:30am till time ...
John Mann Bowen, 82, Cumming
With regret, we announce the passing of John Mann Bowen of Cumming, GA. John was born to James Oliver Bowen and Mildred Mann on September 24th, 1936 in Decatur, Georgia. He was ...
Thomas McCowen, 69, Cumming
Thomas H. McCowen, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 69. Tom was born February 14, 1950 in Kalamazoo, MI. He is the son of Robert and Vivian (Smi ...

Gwinnett

Jeff D. Rose, 36, Buford
Jeff D. Rose, age 36, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Christine Rose; and son, Johnathan Rose. He is sur ...

Habersham

Wilma Gaddis Nix, 80, Cornelia
Wilma Gaddis Nix, age 80, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on October 11, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Ver ...

Hall

Katreen Agnes White, 101, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Katreen Agnes White, 101, of Gainesville.  Rev. Bill Hutcheson ...
Karen Conner Bryans, 49, Flowery Branch
Ms. Karen Conner Bryans, age 49, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following an extended illness. F ...
Jerry R. Pirkle, 75, Flowery Branch
Jerry R. Pirkle, 75 of Flowery Branch passed away in Florida Saturday March 23, 2019.  Born November 8, 1943 in Hoschton, Georgia, he was a 1961 graduate of South Hall High Sc ...

Jackson

Aubry Scott Hullums, 54, Pendergrass
Mr. Aubrey Scott Hollums age 54 of Pendergrass, Ga passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral servic ...
Ruth Jackson Stancil, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Jackson Stancil, age 94 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Mrs. Stancil was born in Jef ...

Other

Judy Carol James, 74, Alpharetta
Judy Carol James, age 74, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Mrs. James was a loving wife and mother. Judy and her husband Paul both grew up in Alphare ...
Frances Ethel Thompson, 85, Panama City Beach
Frances Ethel Thompson, age 85, of Panama City Beach, FL passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Frances was born and raised in Philomath, Georgia.  She loved people, e ...
Frank Willie Woods, 90, South Carolina
Mr. Frank Willie Woods, age 90 of 155 Revista Drive, Central South Carolina, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his residence. A son of the late Walter Glenn and Julia Mae ...
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.