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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 2nd, 2020

Banks

Helen Birdie Hamilton May, 80, Homer, formerly of the Batesville Community
Helen Birdie Hamilton May, age 80 of Homer, Georgia formerly of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 02, 2020. Born in Habersham County, ...

Dawson

James J. “Jim” Alldred, 77, Dawsonville
James J. “Jim” Alldred, Jr., 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 2, 2020 at his residence. Born November 4, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late James J. and ...

Gwinnett

Glenda Faye Smith, 61, Buford
Glenda Faye Smith, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, William Frank Smith; mother, Lillie Mae Allen Ragsdale; s ...

Habersham

Lillian Ann Taylor, 68, Demorest
Lillian Ann Taylor, age 68, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Ms. Taylor was born on June 11, 1951 to the late Griff and Mary Sue Merk Allison. In addit ...

Hall

Joseph D. Bellville, 78, Clermont
Joseph D. Bellville, 78, of Clermont, GA died Saturday, May 2, 2020 at home.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., at W. R. Strickland an ...
Gary Wilson Coley, Sr., 73, Braselton
Gary Wilson Coley, Sr age 73 of Braselton passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Winder. Mr. Coley was born July 12, 1946 in Gainesville to the ...
Danny Dennis Fraley, 82, Gainesville
Danny Dennis Fraley, 82 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on May 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Fraley was born April 12, 1938. He graduated from Chattanooga ...
Shirley Reed Grindle, 90, Gainesville
Shirley Reed Grindle age 90 of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 2, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Grindle was born December 19, 1929 in Cherokee County, ...
 Yolanda Pascual, age 93, passed away quietly in her sleep on May 2, 2020 after years of declining health.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Rafa ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Ronald Hugo "Ronnie" Bafile, age 86 of Dahlonega passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Born June 8, 1933 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to parents Hugo and Nina ...
Julie Gentry Sanford, Hattiesburg, Miss., formerly of Dahlonega
Ms. Julie Gentry Sanford, a long time resident of Lumpkin County, passed away on May 2, 2020 in Hattiesburg, MS.  Ms. Sanford was born August 2, 1944 in Seneca, SC. She mov ...

Other

Sarah Cowart, 96, Atlanta
Mrs Sarah Cowart, age 96 passed away May 2, 2020 in Atlanta GA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Hudson Cowart Sr. and parents Theresa Mae and Walter Ott ...

White

James L. (J.L.) Seabolt, 92, Cleveland
Mr. James L. (J.L.) Seabolt, age 92, native of Cleveland, Ga, passed away peacefully at his home in the early hours of May 2 with Maxine, his faithful and dedicated wife of 72 year ...
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.