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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 22nd, 2020

Habersham

Joey Richard Ramey, 59, Baldwin
Joey Richard Ramey, age 59, of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Born on September 6, 1961, in Toccoa, he was a son of the late David Augustine and Mary Ann Fr ...

Hall

Gary Howard Anderson, 69, Oakwood
Mr. Gary Howard Anderson, 69, of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 following an extended illness. A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Anderson’s life will be ...
Willene Roper Cantrell, 91, Gainesville
On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Willene Roper Cantrell, loving mother and grandmother passed away from natural causes at the age of 91. Born March 31, 1929 in Gainesville, GA to the ...
Mary Gaines (Chambers) Couch, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Gaines (Chambers) Couch, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 27, 2020 ...
Philip Aaron Allison, 74, Murrayville
Philip Aaron Allison, 74 of Murrayville passed away Tuesday December 22, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Philip was the son of ...
Gary Hubert Gambrell, 95, Murrayville
Mr. Gary Hubert Gambrell, 95, of Murrayville passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p ...
Martha Whelchel Hemphill, 81, Clermont
Martha Whelchel Hemphill, aged 81, of Clermont, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. A private, family Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, De ...
Martin "Marty" Ray Hortman, age 67, of Oakwood, GA passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was born July 28, 1953 in the small quite town of Doerun, GA . This small ...
Carey "Corey" Richardson, 52, Gainesville
Mr. Carey “Corey” Richardson was born December 11, 1968 in Gainesville, Ga to the late Janice Blackwell and his father, Bobby “Beaver” Smith from Alabama. H ...

Jackson

Patricia Lynn Watson Dyer, 59, Pendergrass
Patricia Lynn Watson Dyer, age 59 of Pendergrass, GA, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.   Born on June 25, 1961 in Hall County, GA, Mr. Dyer was the son of the late ...
Tracey Allen Satterfield, 54, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Tracey Allen Satterfield, age 54, of Athens, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Mr. Satterfield was ...

Lumpkin

Robert John Reece, 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert John Reece, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Mr. Reece was born in Dawson County on February 8, 1940 to the late Otis and Viola Reece.&nbs ...

Rabun

Gene Funderburk, 73, Clayton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gene Funderburk, age 73 of Clayton, Georgia who went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, December 21, 2020.&n ...

White

On December 22, 2020 we lost our irreplaceable wife and best friend, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend Tamela Elizabeth Orr Etheridge. From a very early age Tamm ...
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.