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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 14th, 2019

Barrow

Evelyn Harrison Roebuck, age 88 of Auburn, GA, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 after and extended illness. Mrs. Roebuck has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a l ...

Forsyth

Timothy Roger Buchanan, 58, Cumming
  Timothy Roger Buchanan, 58, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his father; Stanley “Buck” Buchanan. Tim i ...
John Morris Hamby, 78, Cumming
John Morris Hamby 78, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. A life celebration will take place on a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Gwinnett

Christian A. Chacon Farez, age 26 of Acworth, GA, died suddenly Sunday, August 11, 2019. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 3 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Gerald Cline Hayes, 67, Buford
Gerald Cline Hayes, 67, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his father, Cline Vesta Hayes.  Mr. Hayes is survived by his ch ...

Hall

Joseph George Szombathy, 87, Gainesville
  Joseph G. Szombathy, 87, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 14, to join his loving wife, Shirley, following a brief illness. “Joe Z”, “Coach&rd ...
Lester Junior Holloway, 79, Flowery Branch
Mr. Lester Junior Holloway, age 79 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thur ...
Vanessa Lane Hyatt-Fugate, 66, Gainesville
Vanessa Lane Hyatt-Fugate, 66 of Gainesville GA passed to glory on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019 with her husband, J. Scott Fugate at her side after a 5-year battle with metastatic breast can ...

Jackson

Gary Lee Smith, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gary Lee Smith, age 63 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  Mr. Smith was born in Atlanta, Ge ...

Other

Robert Bruce, 76, McDonough
Robert Bruce, age 76 of McDonough, passed away on August 14, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Sharon "Katy" Hodges, Waynesville
Sharon "Katy" Hodges, of Waynesville, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.  No Formal Services are planned at this time.  Arrangement ...

Stephens

Jimmy Allen Coffey, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Jimmy Allen Coffey, age 59 of W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, GA passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at The Kennestone Wellness Center in Kennesaw, GA. A son of the late Harv ...

White

Dorothy 'Dot' Waters, 91, Cleveland
Dorothy "Dot" Waters, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Mrs. Waters was born in Hall County to the late Clifford and Bernice Warwick 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.