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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 25th, 2019

Banks

J. “Terry” Ward, age 66 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Born in Demorest, Georgia on June 14, 1953 to the late John Buford and Dorothy “Dot&rdq ...

Gwinnett

Tom Ficklin, 93, Dacula
Tom Ficklin, age 93, of Dacula, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 29, 2019 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Hall

Mary Beth Swiger, 54, Oakwood
Ms. Mary Beth Swiger, age 54, of Oakwood passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Willowwood Nursing Center. Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Virginia. Ms. Swig ...
Darren Dale Bruce, 47, Lula
Darren Dale Bruce, age 47 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on August 8, 1971 to the late Jimmy & Susie Armour Bruce. He ...

Lumpkin

James Dean Boyd, 61, Dahlonega
Mr. James Dean Boyd, age 61, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. James was born in Fulton County on September 23, 1957 to the late Terry Dean and Christine Lingerfe ...

White

Martha A London, 86, Cleveland
Martha Ann London, age 86 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Mrs. London was born on July 1, 1932, in White County, to the late Victor “Vic” and Pa ...
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.