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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 5th, 2020

Dawson

Patricia Miller Smith, 80, Dawsonville
Patricia Miller Smith, 80 of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Ila, Georgia, Mrs. Smith has lived in Hall and Dawso ...

Forsyth

Chad Nelson Handrop, 32, Cumming
Chad Nelson Handrop, age 32, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was born in 1988, to Glenn and Terri Handrop. Chad was an outdoorsman and had a passion for ...

Gwinnett

Emma Jean Bowens, 70, Braselton
On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Emma Jean Bowens, loving mother of three children, and published author, passed away at the age of 70 in Braselton, GA. Emma was born on June 21, 1949 i ...
Danny Odom, 66, Buford
Danny Odom, age 66 of Buford, GA, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness. Danney has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. He is surviv ...

Habersham

Jack Harold Freeman, 84, Demorest
Jack Harold Freeman, age 84, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Born on August 13, 1935, in Cleveland, he was a son of the late Fred and Jessie Dorsey Freeman. ...

Hall

Charlie Richard Conner, 87, Flowery Branch
Charlie Richard Conner, 87 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Conner was the son of the late Frank H. ...
Frank Charles “Charlie” Charpiat, III age 49 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Charlie was born Au ...
Lynn Rae Cruse, 56, Oakwood
Lynn Rae Cruse of Oakwood, Georgia, was called Home on March 5 while in her home being cared for by Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice Care and her husband. This world los ...
Barbara Ann Fowler, 82, Gainesville
Miss Barbara Ann Fowler, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Northridge Health & Rehab Facility following an extended illness.   &nb ...
Gloria Mattie Sisk, 86, Gainesville
Gloria Mattie Sisk age 86 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 5, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Gloria was born April 10, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Le ...

Jackson

Ann Ruth Wilbanks, 79, Nicholson
Mrs. Ann Ruth Wilbanks, age 79, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Jefferson to the late Scot ...

Lumpkin

William Gladstone Owens, Jr. was born on December 14, 1927, in Royston, Georgia.  Around 1930, the family moved to Dahlonega, which William cherished and called home fo ...

Other

  Undine Thelma Ertzberger Poole, age 87 of Carnesville, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Memorial services will be held 3 pm Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Alle ...

White

Marvin Lanier Chambers, 81, Cleveland
  Marvin Lanier Chambers, age 81, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 after an extended illness.  Lanier was born in White County on December 19, 1938 to Marvin 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.