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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 10th, 2020

Gwinnett

Michael Ridings, 73, Alpharetta
Michael Ridings, 73, of Alpharetta passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020. Michael was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He retired after 28 years with the Dekalb County Fire Depa ...

Habersham

Hoyt Eugene Ausburn, 90, Cornelia
Hoyt Eugene Ausburn, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 following an extended illness. Mr. Ausburn was born on March 9, 1930 in Banks County, Georg ...

Hall

James William (Billy) Jackson, 72, of Murrayville, GA passed away Sunday May 10th, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Blue Ridge, GA and since the age of ten he has resided in H ...

Jackson

Nellie Stone Pirkle, 89, Hoschton
Nellie Stone Pirkle, age 89, transitioned into peaceful rest on Sunday, May 10, 2020.  The family will fargo visitation and graveside services to prevent the spread and health ...
Emma Mae Ogletree Webb, 92, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Emma Mae Ogletree Webb, age 92 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, May 10, 2020.  Mrs. Webb was born in Jefferso ...

Lumpkin

Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home announces that Richard "Ricky" Lamar White, age 61, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Ricky was born in Gainesvil ...

Other

Linda Sue Deal Cheek, 77, Lavonia
Mrs. Linda Sue Deal Cheek, age 77 of Luckie Street, Lavonia, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at her residence. A daughter of the late Duncan Oren Deal and Ruth Meeks De ...
William Thomas Higgins Sr., 86, Chapin, SC
William Thomas Higgins Sr., age 86, of Chapin SC, passed away on, Sunday, May 10, 2019 in Chapin, South Carolina. He was the husband of his predeceased wife, Doris Lucille Higg ...

White

Bonnie Mae Jackson Staton, 99, Cleveland
Bonnie Mae Jackson Staton, age 99, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020. Mrs. Staton was born on August 25, 1920, in Hall County, to the late Hubert and Maggie Whitmir ...
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.