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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Mar 22nd, 2020

Forsyth

Barney Clayton West, 76, Cumming
Mr. Barney Clayton West, age 76 of Cumming passed away March 22, 2020 in Cumming, Ga. Mr. West was born December 27, 1943 to the late Mr. Charlie West and Mrs. Ruby West. Barney We ...
Eugene (Gene) S. Wetter, 92, Cumming, formerly of Queens, NY
Eugene (Gene) S. Wetter, age 92 of Cumming, Georgia (formerly of Queens, NY) died Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Wetter was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, Ge ...

Gwinnett

Mary Helen (“Mel”) Matuszak passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, surrounded by her family.  Mel was born Mary Helen Eaton in Claremore, Oklahoma on December 1, 1 ...
Donald Wayne Winkler, 78, Buford
Donald Wayne Winkler, age 78, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl M. and Louise Moore Winkler; sister, Millie W. S ...

Hall

Mary Jane Pressgrove Chennault, 100, Gainesville
Mary Jane Pressgrove Chennault passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 22, after living a full and godly life on earth for 100 years, 6 months, and 7 days!  She will be r ...

Lumpkin

Bill Black, Jr., 87, Dahlonega
  Mr. Bill Black, Jr., age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Black was born in Lumpkin County on September 13, 1932 to the late Tate and Bertha Sa ...

Stephens

Colson Gray Gosnell Smith Mr. Colson Gray Gosnell Smith age 3 of Toccoa passed away March 21, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of Maranda Gosnell and Bradley Smith, he ...
Wanda Dale Stephens, 64, Toccoa
Wanda Dale Stephens   Ms. Wanda Dale Stephens age 64 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday March 21, 2020 at Piedmont/Athens Regional Hospital.   A daughter ...

White

Eugene Ledford, 86, Cleveland
  Mr. Eugene Ledford, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020. Mr. Ledford was born in Atlanta to the late Will and Lilly Dodd Ledford. In addition to p ...
Justin Lee Willis, 22, Cleveland
Justin Lee Willis, age 22, of Cleveland passed away Sunday March 22, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Justin was born July 23, 1997 in Gainesville to James Willis & ...
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.