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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Banks

Ernest A. Petterson, 66, Homer
Ernest A. Petterson age 66 of Homer passed away July 16, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Petterson was born August 28, 1952 in Callicoon, New York to the late ...
Mr. Forrest Edwin Blevins, age 83, of Homer died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Blevins was born in Sciotoville, OH to the late, Theodore and Margaret Hill Blev ...

Forsyth

Gloria Louise Brooks, 70, Cumming
Gloria Louise Brooks 70, of Cumming, GA passed away on July 16, 2019.   No services are scheduled at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonald ...

Gwinnett

Jimmy Waters Wheeler, 80, Lawrenceville
 Mr. Jimmy Waters Wheeler, age 80, of Lawrenceville died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Wheeler was born in Commerce to the late, Clifford Allen and Nellie ...

Hall

Betty Brooks Lathem, 87, Clermont
Betty Brooks Lathem, 87 of Clermont, GA  passed away Tuesday July 16, 2019 following an extended illness at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Betty was born August 16, ...
Cheri Beth Davis, 55, Gainesville
Cheri Beth Davis age 55 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Cheri was born March 7, 1964 in Hanford, CA to Jack & ...
Sylvia Lee Gardner, 54, Gainesville
God set the time for birth: Sylvia Lee Gardner was born on February 5, 1965 in Gainesville, GA and is daughter of Ms. Janice Gardner. God set the time for learning: She always e ...

Jackson

Donna Carter Bone, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Donna Carter Bone, age 86, of Commerce died Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Bone was born in Macon, GA to the late, Perue and Margaret ...

Other

Mrs. Edna Joyce Sosby English, age 79 of Ridge View Road, Lavonia passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. A daughter of the late ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.