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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 3rd, 2019

Dawson

Sherry Jeanette Rucker, 77, Dawsonville
Sherry Jeanette Rucker, 77 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA after an extended illness.  She was born to the ...
Gary Frederick Strouth, 77, Dawsonville
Gary Frederick Strouth, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Mr. Strouth was born September 7, 1941 in Dayton, OH where he graduated from Northridge High ...

Forsyth

Benjamin Hamilton Bannister, age 84, of Cumming, GA passed away August 3, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and a lifelong member of Concord ...
Marjorie Ruth Gandolfi, 75, Cumming
Marjorie Ruth Gandolfi 75, of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. A service will take place at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldan ...

Gwinnett

Vilaphene Luke, 75, Sugar Hill
Vilaphene Luke, age 75, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Ms. Luke is survived by her children, Carlene and Wayne Pass, Cumming, GA, Steven Hall, Loganv ...
Geery C. Stuart, 85, Sugar Hill
Sgt. Geery C. Stuart, a U. S. Marine veteran, age 85, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gill R. and Ruth McCraw ...

Habersham

Orville Thomas Smith, 69, Clarkesville
Orville Thomas Smith, age 69 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 03, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Clayton, Georgia on November 30, ...

Hall

Stephen David Danion, 75, Gainesville
Stephen David Danion, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Gainesville, Ga on Saturday August 3, 2019.  He was born on December 21, 1943 in Danbury, CT to Leo and Ang ...
Cleo Junior Gunter, 75, Gainesville
Cleo Junior Gunter, 75, of Gainesville, died Saturday August 3.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.

Jackson

Jerry Grady Greenway, 84, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Grady Greenway, age 84, of  Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Mr. Greenway was born ...
Steven James Pascucelli, 56, Commerce
Mr. Steven James Pascucelli, age 56, of Commerce died Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Mr. Pascucelli was born in New Haven, CT to the late, Michael Salvatore and Eleanora Macisaac ...

Stephens

Hubert Gwyn Scott, 77, Toccoa
Mr. Hubert Gwyn Scott, age 77, of Big Granny Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away, Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence. A son of Josephine Cheek Scott and the late Hubert Scott, ...

White

Marc Leroy Black, 47, Cleveland
Mr. Marc Leroy Black, age 47 of Cleveland. Marc passed away Friday, August 2, 2019. Marc was born on June 1, 1972 in Hall County to Hannelore Piontek Black and the late Leroy ...
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.