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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 2nd, 2019

Banks

Mr. Jeffrey Allen Pickens, age 56 of Homer died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.  Mr. Pickens was born in Stone Mountain, GA to Carolyn Tuggle Picke ...

Forsyth

On April 2nd 2019, Allen Luther Hendrix, loving husband, father and Grandaddy to all, passed away at the age of 81.  Allen was born November 23, 1937 in Suches, Georgia.   ...
Tam Minh Nguyen, 82, Suwanee
Tam Minh Nguyen, age 82, of Suwanee, GA, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Tam was born in Vietnam in 1936 to the late, Mr. and Mrs. Dinh ...

Gwinnett

Gheorghe Bajenaru, 58, Sugar Hill
Gheorghe Bajenaru, age 58, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Petre and Victoria Bajenaru. Mr. Bajenaru is survived by his w ...

Habersham

Ruby Rozena Webb, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Tuesday April 2, 2019 in New Holland Baptist Church for Ruby Rozena Webb, 92, of New Holland. Rev. Bradley Elliott will officiate Interme ...

Hall

Maria Theresia Lioen, 90, Murrayville
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Maria Theresia Lioen, age 90, of Murrayville.  Mrs. Lioen passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019.   A public mas ...
Oree Annette Whitfield, 79, Clermont
Mrs. Oree Annette Whitfield, age 79, of Clermont, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Mrs. Whitfield was born in Hall County to the late Ortha Ray and Jewell Bell Jones Wofford. ...

Lumpkin

Sharon Graham Bacek, 74, Dahlonega
Sharon Graham Bacek, 74, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on April 2, 2019. Sharon Owned and Operated the Lily Creek Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Dahlonega, Georgia for over 20 yea ...

Other

John “Johnny” Johnson, age 87, of Atlanta, GA passed away Tuesday, April 2. 2019. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Martha Free Johnson, Atlanta; sister a ...

White

Billy Ray Morgan, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Billy Ray (Corndog) Morgan, age 74, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019.  Mr. Morgan was born in Griffin, Georgia to the late Russell Eugene and Carrie Luci ...
Thomas Talmage Skelton, 86, Cleveland
Mr. Thomas Talmage Skelton, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Mr. Skelton was born and raised in White County to the late Howard and Neola Bentley Skelto ...
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.