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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

Barrow

Dorothy Spears Bentley, 64, of Winder, GA, died Thursday, November 26, 2020. Ms. Bentley has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...

Forsyth

Paul Rolland Mayer of Cumming, Georgia passed away on November 26, 2020.

Gwinnett

Hsiu-chen Chu, 99, Johns Creek
Hsiu-chen Chu 99 of Johns Creek, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 26th, 2020. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm. Funeral s ...

Hall

Matthew (Matt, Spanky) Crane, Age 33, passed away at his residence on Thanksgiving Day 11/26/20 in Oakwood, GA. Matthew was born June 17, 1987 at Northeast Ga medical ...

Lumpkin

Janice Lucille Hanwright, 77, Dahlonega
Janice Lucille Hanwright, aged 77, passed away November 26, 2020. Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1943 to Dorothy and Robbie Herbert Lyde, she lived there until moving to Atlanta with h ...

White

Gerald H. Carpenter, Cleveland
Gerald H. Carpenter June 30, 1932 – November 26, 2020 Jerry was with family when he peacefully passed away from the effects of cancer which had spread to his lungs. ...
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.