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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 21st, 2020

Forsyth

Charles E. Gibbs, 95, Cumming
Charles E. Gibbs, 95, of the Free Home Community passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Charles was the oldest original resident of Free Home.  One of seven brothers and one s ...

Hall

Francisco Uribe-Rodriguez, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Francisco Uribe-Rodriguez, 68, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday ...
Harold Lee Edmonds, 67, Gainesville
Harold Lee Edmonds, age 67, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Memorial Park No ...
Brenda Sue Mance, 69, Gainesville
Ms. Brenda Sue Mance was born August 29, 1950 to the late Ms. Onita Harrison-Pierce and the late Mr.  I. W. Dotson. Brenda departed this life on January 21,2020.  In h ...

Jackson

Ronald Lee Terry, 71, Braselton
Ronald Lee Terry, age 71, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 H ...
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.