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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 21st, 2019

Forsyth

Carl G. Rakestraw, 90, Cumming
Carl G. Rakestraw, age 90 of Cumming, GA, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor D ...

Gwinnett

Faye Nina Gilreath, 88, Lawrenceville
Faye Nina Gilreath, age 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Lawrenceville, GA on Wednesday August 21st, 2019. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Dadeville, Alabama.  ...
Betty Seiple McHugh, 94, Buford
Betty Seiple McHugh, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by husband of fifty-two years, Charles P. McHugh; daughter-in-law, Ann ...

Hall

Mr. Bobby Lee “Papa Smurf” Cantrell was born on January 13, 1952 in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Lester Pruitt and the late Pauline Cantrell. On August 21, 2019, he ...
Margaret “Peggy” Saunders Wilson, 92 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Survivors include her daughter, S ...

Jackson

Dan Kirkland Gunnels, 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dan Kirkland Gunnels, age 74, of  Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Mr. Gunnels was born ...
Jennie M. Jett, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Jennie M. Jett, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mrs. Jett was born in Commerce to the late J.C. and Elma Flemi ...

Other

Heyward Young, Athens
Heyward Young of Athens, (1941 - 2019), and husband of 53 years to Brenda Eberhart Young, passed away on August 21, 2019. Mr. Young retired from NCR, Inc. in 1999, obtained both ...
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.