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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 20th, 2020

Forsyth

Martha Floy Sorrells, 90, Cumming
Martha Floy Sorrells, 90, of Cumming passed away Monday, January 20, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sorrells; sons, Rudy Sorrells, Randy Sorrells and his wif ...

Gwinnett

Alma A. Fisher, 95, Suwanee
Alma A. Fisher, age 95, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020.  She was born in 1924, to the late Antonio and Augusta Angeletti. Alma enjoyed tending to her g ...
James Kirkley, 75, Flowery Branch
James Julian Kirkley (Jimmy), 75, of Flowery Branch went to his eternal home on January 20, 2020. He was the husband of Jackie Cofer Kirkley and they shared 37 years together. F ...

Habersham

Richard Dean Burdine, age 74 of Homer, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at his residence. Born in Brooklyn, New York on October 2, 1945, he was a son of the late Rupert W. ...

Hall

Ralph Benjamin Couch, 71, Murrayville
Ralph Benjamin Couch, age 71, of Murrayville, Ga died Monday, January 20, 2020 at his residence.  He was retired from Lucent Technologies.  A funeral service will be h ...
Lucy Louella “Lou” Hanson, 92, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 after a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January ...

Jackson

Geraldine Gardiner, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Gardiner, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Gardiner was born in Homer to the late Billy a ...

Lumpkin

Daniel Haas, 61, Dahlonega
Dahlonega Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Daniel Kenneth Haas, age 61 of Dahlonega, Georgia. March 7, 1958 - January 20, 2020 He is the son of Sheldon and Anne Haas. He ...

Rabun

Carol Estelle Johnson, 80, Clayton
Carol Estelle Johnson, age 80 of Clayton, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020, at her residence.    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  ...
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.