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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 24th, 2020

Forsyth

Kay Lynn Evans, 75, Cumming
Ms. Kay Lynn Evans, 75, of Cumming, Georgia passed away March 24th, 2020. Ms. Evans is survived by her three children Robin Clanton of Dahlonega, Roger Roland of Cumming, and Joshu ...

Gwinnett

Frances Steele Dover, 99, Norcross
Frances Steele Dover, 99, of Norcross passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2020. Born New Year’s Day in 1921. Frances Dover is a retired property owner and manager ...
Mrs. Sandra Paul (Mayberry), of Buford, GA, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 69. Sandra was born to parents C ...

Hall

Joseph Glenn Garrett, 85, Gainesville
Joseph Glenn Garrett, 85, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his residence. A graveside service will be held at11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Conco ...
Florence B. Hector, 77, Lula
Mrs. Florence B. Hector, age 77 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her residence following a sudden illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, Apri ...
Shirley Dean Peck, 82, Gainesville
Shirley Dean Peck, 82 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 24, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Saturday March 28, 2020 at the Cavenders Cemetery in Lumpkin Co ...
Henry Wilson Skipper, Sr., 96, Flowery Branch
Henry Wilson Skipper, Sr., 96, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Arbor Terrace in Gwinnett County. For the safety of the family and the community, the fam ...

Lumpkin

Paul LaFayette Strickland, 75, Douglasville, formerly Lumpkin County
Mr. Paul LaFayette Strickland, age 75, of Douglasville, formerly of Lumpkin County, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Mr. Strickland was born in Lumpkin County to the late Ho ...

Other

Hattie Virginia Hicks Seeley, 72, Carnesville
Hattie Virginia Hicks Seeley, age 72 of Carnesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in Gainesville, Georgia on December 12, 1948 to the late William Bud Hicks and ...

Stephens

LeeLoma Wilbanks, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. LeeLoma Florence Schroeder Wilbanks, age 77 of Sanford, North Carolina, formerly of Toccoa, Ga. passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, No ...

White

Bonnell Thomas, 90, Cleveland
Mr. Bonnell Thomas, age 90, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  Mr. Thomas was born in Towns County to the late Laura Lavonia “Vonie” Garrett a ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.