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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 5th, 2019

Gwinnett

Hulan Edward Whitehead, 91, Suwanee
Hulan Edward Whitehead 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away on May 5, 2019. A celebration of life will be held in Florida on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdon ...

Hall

Minnie E. Gillespie, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Minnie E. Gillespie, 97 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her residence.  Mrs. Gillespie was a lifelong resident of Hall County and was born o ...
Betty Eason Smith, 88, Buford
Mrs. Betty Eason Smith, age 88 of Buford, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of Braselton, following a sudden illness. Private graveside serv ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Georgia Mae Welch Spradley, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. Mrs. Spradley was born in Suches, GA on July 18, 1936 to the late George W. and Rev. Lilli ...

White

James Robert Wright, 79, Cleveland
James Robert Wright (Jim), age 79 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Jim was born on May 26, 1939, in Fulton County, to the late James Clark Wright and Lucile B ...
Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90
Don Larsen, the New York Yankees pitcher who threw the only perfect game in World Series history, has died
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019
This year saw the deaths of people who shifted culture through prose, pragmatism and persistence
‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88
Tributes are pouring in from across Broadway in honor of Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman
Sam Dayton: Leader of regional planning group for 20 years dies
A Gainesville man who headed the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission for 20 years has died.
James Shepherd, who founded Atlanta's Shepherd Center, dies
James Shepherd, the co-founder of a Georgia hospital specializing in spinal injuries, has died
Racing legend Junior Johnson passes away at age 88
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and 1960 Daytona 500 winner Junior Johnson has died. Johnson, the former moonshiner turned winning NASCAR driver and championship winning team owner, was 88 years of age.
Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke
Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death or serious injury, died Monday from complications of a stroke suffered three days earlier.