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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 7th, 2019

Gwinnett

Joanne Warren, 83, Duluth
Joanne Warren, age 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Joanne was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on September 18, 1935 and was the daughter of the late Martin and ...
Billie Joe “Bill” Lehman, age 74 of Lilburn, GA died suddenly Sunday, April 7, 2019. Mr. Lehman has been cremated and a service will be held in Indiana at a later date. ...

Hall

Christine Ann Bynum, 59, Gainesville
Christine Ann Bynum, 59 of Gainesville passed away Sunday April 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Bynum had lived in Hall County ...
Necis LaRue Fry Copeland, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Necis LaRue Fry Copeland, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday April 07, 2019 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness.  Funeral services are sch ...
Marvin W. Davis, 88, Gainesville
Marvin Walter Davis, 88 of Gainesville went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday April 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Bo ...
   Martin Alberto Morales- Zapata age 25 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday April 07, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on F ...
Harrison J. Tallant, 78, Gainesville
Harrison J. Tallant, age 78, of Cumming, GA., passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019. He was a native of Forsyth County and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Harrison was a form ...

Jackson

Frances C. Wilson, 90, Commerce
Frances C. Wilson, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019.   Born on Feb. 5, 1929 in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Ralf Cheek. She ...

Stephens

Allen Floyd Campbell, 83, Toccoa
Mr. Allen Floyd Campbell, age 83 of Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. A son of the late Hubert James ...
Mrs. Sandra Burgess Hickman Umberhant, age 76, of Rebekah Drive in Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. A daugh ...

White

Robert McClung, 72, Cleveland
Robert McClung, age 72, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019. Mr. McClung is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur Jack and Evelyn Lee Storey McClung. He will ...
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.