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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

Banks

Terrell J. "Terry" Hill, age 45, of Blue Ridge, Georgia formely of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 following an extended illness. Mr. Hill wa ...

Forsyth

Nancy Lynn Brown, 67, Cumming
  Nancy Lynn Brown “Nan”, 67, died peacefully February 2020, in Forsyth County, in the presence of her two daughters and son-in-law. After many months of battli ...
Doug Gunter, Cumming
Doug Gunter was a unique man. If you were to ask those that knew him to describe him in one word, they would probably smile and ask… “just ONE word?”. There ...

Gwinnett

Jair Jamar Drummond, 17, Lawrenceville
Jair Jamar Drummond, age 17, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away February 19, 2020.  He is survived by his father, Eric Maurice Drummond; mother, Jocelyn Evyette Kimble; sister, ...
Thomas Edward “Ed” Quinn, age 83, a resident of Buford, Georgia was born Saturday, November 28, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia and died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 following ...

Hall

Carolyn Moore Brown, 91, Gainesville
Carolyn Moore Brown was born on December 2nd, 1928 in Boone, North Carolina to Mary Dobbin Moore and Edwin O. Moore and died peacefully on February 19th, 2020.  Her childho ...
Andrew J. "Andy" Smith, 71, Gainesville
Andrew J. "Andy" Smith, 71 of Gainesville passed away Thursday February 19, 2020. Andy was born in 1947, Gainesville, GA., to the late Howard and Grace Smith.  He ...

Jackson

Sandra Love, 52, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Michele Love, age 52, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who entered into rest on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. ...

Other

Mrs. Virginia Carolyn Martin, 96, of Tucker passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020 ...
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.