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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Apr 30th, 2020

Gwinnett

James H. Thomas, 56, Buford
James H. Thomas, age 56 of Buford, GA, died suddenly Thursday, April 30, 2020.  A family visitation will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. In lieu of  flowers the ...

Habersham

Betty Ann Stamey Arrowood, age 62 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 2, 1958 to the late Clyde and Ruby Holbrooks Stamey ...

Hall

George Sheldon Drake, 78, Gainesville
Mr. George Sheldon Drake, age 78, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. Private Graveside Services will be held at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Mr. Drake was ...
Dorcas Gaines Taylor, 94, Gainesville
Dorcas Gaines Taylor, 94 of Gainesville passed away Thursday April 30, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, she was born and raised ...
Charles R. Morrow, Gainesville
Mr. Charles R. Morrow was the sixth child of thirteen children born to the late John W. and Gladys (Vincent) Morrow.  He was a native of Gainesville, GA and graduated as valed ...
Mr. Steven (Steve) Roberts, 63, of Lula passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Memorial Park Ceme ...
Mr. Steven (Steve) Roberts, 63, of Lula passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.   Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Memorial Park Ceme ...
Bettye Ann Wheeler, 82, Lula
Bettye Ann Wilkins Wheeler was born on April 3, 1938 in Gainesville, Georgia, as the third of seven to the late James Paul and to the late Ruby Emma Moon Wilkins. Our Heavenly Fath ...

Jackson

Deborah Ruth Pace Brooks, 69, Jefferson
Deborah Ruth Pace Brooks, age 69, of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020.    Born on Nov. 23, 1950 in Commerce, GA, Mrs. Brooks was the daughter of ...

Other

Barbara Ann Williams, 72, Carnesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann Bennett Williams, age 72, of Hunters Creek Road in Carnesville, Ga. passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Cl ...

White

Drusilla Lee Shelton, 73, Cleveland
Drusilla Lee Shelton, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Mrs. Shelton was born on March 24, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, to the late George and Betty Franch ...
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.