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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Forsyth

Alice Castelli, 95, Cumming
Alice G.  Castelli, age 95 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020. Mrs. Castelli was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johns Creek, Georgia. The ...
On January 25, 2020, Lynette Patricia “Lynne” Knowles of Cumming, Georgia passed away peacefully at age 67 at home in the presence of her beloved family.  A devote ...

Gwinnett

Sharon Poole, 75, Buford
Sharon Poole, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Crowe Poole; aunts, Piccola Crowe Sears, Roberta Cro ...
Patricia Ann Martin, 66, Suwanee
Patricia Ann Martin, age 66, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Mayn and Mabel Brown Mayn. She is survived b ...

Habersham

William Merrick, 92, Clarkesville
William Grant “Bill” Merrick, Jr. age 92 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Born in Waycross, Georgia on June 25, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Jack Davenport, 83, Gainesville
Jack Davenport, 83 of Gainesville passed away Saturday January 25, 2020.  Jack was born on July 31, 1936 in Nueberts, TN to the late Mack D. and Mary Davenport.  He was r ...
Sarah Anne Williams, 31, Gillsville
Sarah Anne Williams, age 31, of Gillsville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Nancy Riley Jensen, Commerce
Nancy Riley Jensen died peacefully in her home on the morning of January 25, 2020.  Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and is left behind by her loving ...

Lumpkin

Debra "Debbie" Ann Anderson, 61, Cartersville
Debra “Debbie” Ann Anderson, age 61, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away on January 25, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband: Roy Keith Anderson; sister: Bre ...
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.