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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 10th, 2020

Banks

Velma Louise Kelley Harris, age 78 of Homer, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at her residence.  Memorial services are 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 22, 2020, at New Ho ...

Dawson

Rosalie "Rose" Chumbler, 59, Dawsonville
Rosalie "Rose" Chumbler, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020.  She was a loving mother and grandmother whom loved to make jewelry and lis ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth Dickson, 66, Cumming
Elizabeth Dickson 66, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on January 31, 2020. Graveside services will be held at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 10:00a ...
Richard Thomas Guerra, 72, Cumming
  Richard Thomas Guerra 72, of Cumming, GA passed away on February 10, 2020. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandso ...

Gwinnett

Marilyn Anderson Robinson, age 79, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.  She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Darell W. Robinson, Hoschton, GA ...
Claudia Colella, 73, Buford
Mrs. Claudia Colella, 73, of Buford passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the cha ...

Habersham

Ruby Delores NeSmith Mixson, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Born on July 27, 1935, in Statesboro, Geo ...
Lucile Cossette Lewis, 97, Cornelia
Lucile Cossette Lewis, age 97, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Monday February 10, 2020. Mrs. Lewis was born in Quebec, Canada to the late Mack Lewis and Hormidas Cossette Lewis. ...
Charlotte Pauline Ivie McConnell, age 89 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Born in Habersham County on April 4, 1930 to the late Taft and Maybelle Erwin Ivi ...

Hall

Marian M. Hosch, 88, Gainesville
Marian M. Hosch, 88, died peacefully in Gainesville on February 10th, 2020, surrounded by family.  A seventh-generation native of Hall County, Marian lived her entire life ...
Darrell (Whiz) Gardner, 77, Gainesville
Darrell (Whiz) Gardner, 77 of Gainesville passed away Monday February 10, 2020 at the North East Georgia Medical Center due to a sudden illness. Darrell was born July 14, 1942 i ...
Bobby Little, 84, Murrayville
Bobby Little, age 84, of Murrayville, Ga died Monday, February 10, 2020, at his residence.  He was retired from Cobb Hatchery. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, F ...
Merla Sawyer, 82, Oakwood
Merla Sawyer, 82, of Oakwood passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at her residence following a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesd ...

Jackson

Margaret E. Spratt Finch, 83, Jefferson
Margaret E. Spratt Finch, age 83, of Jefferson passed away Monday, February 10, 2020.  Funeral service will be held at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel Sunday, 2:00 PM, February 16, ...

Lumpkin

Frances French, 78, Dahlonega
Frances French was born on March 22, 1941, in Eclectic, Alabama, and passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020.  She was the youngest child of the late Jason and Lucille Joh ...

White

Henry Melvin Bates, 89, Sautee-Nacoochee
Henry Melvin Bates, age 89 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020.  He was born on December 27, 1930 to the late Andrew James Bates and the late Charlot ...
Jessie Darline Gunter, 73, Cleveland
Mrs. Jessie Darline Gunter, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. Mrs. Gunter was born November 9, 1946 in Murphy, NC to the late Zed-Worth Youngblood and ...
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.