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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2020

Gwinnett

Margaret H. Mooney, 80, Auburn
Margaret H. Mooney, age 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Rev. John “Buster&rd ...
Florence Revis Frady, 81, Flowery Branch
Florence Revis Frady, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was preceded in death by parents, Wilburn and Gertha Revis; son-in-law, Floyd Lemons; ...

Habersham

Emmett D. K. Stephenson, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Mr. Stephenson was born on December 13, 1943 in Wahiawa, Hawaii to the late David Bag ...
Hazel Goss Marcus, 84, Cornelia
Hazel Goss Marcus, age 84 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A life-long native of Habersham County, Hazel was born on August 31, 1 ...

Hall

Jerry Lee Grindle, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Lee Grindle, age 54 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memorial service will be he ...
Keith” Edwin Tumlin, Gainesville
 Mr. “Keith” Edwin Tumlin was born May 26, 1974 in Gainesville, Georgia and lived his entire life in Gainesville. Unfortunately, Keith was involved in an automobil ...
David Leon Gines, 82, Gainesville
David Leon Gines entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the age of 82. He died peacefully, surrounded by his loving children and wife in Gainesville, GA, his home the ...
Tommy Jay Hodges, 86, Flowery Branch
Tommy Jay Hodges, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Hodges, Flowery Branch; eight children, Jerry ...
Johnny Doyle Watkins, Gainesville
  Celebration of Life Services for  Mr. Johnny Doyle (Dog-Man) Watkins of Gainesville, GA will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 pm at Young's Funeral Ho ...

Jackson

Ilena Georgina Vanegas, 84, Braselton
Ilena Georgina Vanegas, age 84, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Memorial service will be held 6:00 PM, Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Cha ...

Lumpkin

Dahlonega Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Brenda Sue Anderson Powell-Jones, age 68, on March 18th, 2020. A native of Dahlonega, Georgia, Brenda Sue also lived in Dalt ...

White

David Langston, 62, Sautee Nacoochee
Mr. David Langston, age 62, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Mr. Langston was born in Habersham County to the late Bill Joe and Ellen Hamilton L ...
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.