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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 29th, 2019

Forsyth

Catherine H. Seay, 81, Cumming
Catherine H. Seay (81) of Cumming, Georgia passed away on September 29, 2019. Ms. Seay is predeceased in death by father and mother William and Mary Honea. She also is predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Brandis Bernard of Georgia passed away on the night of September 29th, 2019 around midnight. He was born on May 7th, 1941 in a small district in the parish of St James, J ...

Habersham

Christopher Eldreth, 36, Cornelia
Christopher "Chris" Shawn Eldreth, age 36, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Mr. Eldreth was born on October 13, 1982 in Lenoir, North Ca ...

Hall

Charles Edward Newberry, 27, Gainesville
Charles Edward Newberry, 27 of Gainesville passed away September 29, 2019. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 3050 ...
Gerald James Rager, 85, Hoschton
Our loving dad and grandpa, Gerald James Rager, ”Jerry,” 85, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away surrounded by all of his children and their families on Sunday, September ...
Rosemarie Conway, 56, Murrayville
Rosemarie Conway, 56, of Murrayville, GA, died September 29, 2019. Dexter T. Sims Mortuary, LLC, Gainesville, has charge of arrangements. 

Jackson

William Kevin Wehunt, 46, Commerce
  Mr. William Kevin Wehunt, age 46, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his residence.  Mr. Wehunt was born in Commerce to Evelyn Jeanette Willis Wehunt ...

Lumpkin

Mary Pruitt, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Pruitt, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, of Dahlonega. ...
Mary Pruitt, 93, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Pruitt, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Dawson County on June 16, 1936 to the late William "Bill" and Lu ...
Larry James Robinson, 65, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry James Robinson, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019. Larry was born in White County on October 23, 1953 to the late J.C. and Zora Hester Robins ...

Stephens

Winnie Hester Dill, 71, Toccoa
Winnie Hester Dill, age 71, of Toccoa, Ga., passed away on September 29, 2019, following an extended illness. Mrs. Dill was born June 5,1948, in Habersham County, GA, to the lat ...
Lavell Ayers Payne, 91, Toccoa
Mrs. Lavell Ayers Payne, age 91 of Brookdale, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at The Veranda in Carnesville, Georgia. A daughter of the late Ernest and Lila Kesler ...
Bernice Smith, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Bernice Minter Smith, age 87 of Bend n Hickory, Toccoa passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Habersham Home East in Demorest, Georgia. A daughter of the late Ben and My ...
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.