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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 26th, 2020

Banks

Sharon Elaine Cofield, 77, Maysville
Sharon Elaine Cofield 77 of Maysville passed away Saturday Dec. 26, 2020.  She was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Eloise Sutton Garrett and the widow of Marvin Douglas ...

Gwinnett

Dr. Robert Lee “Bob” Simpson, Jr, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Juanita Cart ...

Habersham

Dawn McDaniel Brown, 52, Cornelia
Dawn McDaniel Brown, age 52 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Born in Decatur, Georgia on July 19, 1968, she was a daughter of D ...
Renee Allen Hogg, 57, Demorest
Renee Allen Hogg, age 57 of Demorest, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Born on December 8, 1963, Renee was the daughter of the late William Ernest Allen and Kathleen ...
Joseph Strait, 59, Clarkesville
Joseph Strait, age 59, of Clarkesville passed away Saturday December 26, 2020. Mr. Strait was born in Demorest Georgia the son of the late Ronald and Regina Bacon Strait.  ...
Tom James Walker, 75, Alto
Tom James Walker, age 75, of Alto, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020.  Born on October 28, 1945, in Rabun County, he was the son of the late Porter and Dora Dell E ...

Hall

Alvia Marie Cowart Allen, 87, Gainesville
Alvia Marie Cowart Allen, age 87, passed away December 26,2020 at her son, Tim’s residence, while in Hospice care.   Marie was preceded in death by her husband T ...

Jackson

Sharon Elaine Cofield, 77, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Sharon Elaine Cofield 77 of Maysville who passed Saturday Dec. 26, 2020.  She was the daughter of the late Jesse W. and Eloise Sutton ...

Lumpkin

Trammell Garnto, 75, Dahlonega
Trammell  Garnto,  age  75,  of  Dahlonega,  Ga.  passed  away  peacefully  Saturday,  December  26, 2020  with &nb ...

Other

Betty Jean Jackson, 88, Stapleton
Betty Jean Jackson 88, of Stapleton, Georgia passed away on December 26th. 2020. Betty is preceded in death by her husband; Clifford Donald Jackson; and her son in law; Larry Do ...
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Nancy Teresa Vandeford Nash, age 62, of Monroe, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020. Mrs. Nash ...
Herman Stewart, 80, Gastonia, NC
Herman Stewart, age 80 of Gastonia, North Carolina, formerly of Habersham County passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020.  Born in Habersham County, Georgia on December ...

White

Stanislov Mlotek, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Stanislaw Mlotek, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020.   No Services are planned.  To share a memory or leave a condolence with t ...
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.