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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 20th, 2020

Barrow

Jeffrey Allen Campbell, age 55, of Winder passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Jeff was a member of Winder Wesleyan Church.  He loved his family, church family and life. ...

Forsyth

Thelma Rebecca Fagan, 81, Cumming
Thelma Rebecca Fagan, age 81, of Cumming, GA., passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Thelma was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents ...
Janice Ann Beck, 50, Cumming
Janice Ann Beck, 50, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Janice had a big heart and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, roses and her fried ...
Yemanuil N. Glushchak, 40, Cumming
Yemanuil N. Glushchak, age 40, of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Visitation will be 7 to 9PM Friday, May 22, 2020 at New Life Church in Suwanee, Georgia. Fun ...
Elizabeth “Betsy” Allen Kerr, age 61, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mrs. Kerr was born on September 23, 1958, in Tate, Georgia, to the late Rob ...

Gwinnett

Constance C. Billings, 81, Sugar Hill
Constance C. Billings, age 81 of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed peacefully Wednesday May 20,2020 with her family by her side.  A private graveside service will be held at Broadlaw ...
Walter Stanley Hyatt (Joe), 80, died May 20, 2020, at his home in Buford, Georgia following an extended illness that he fought to the end. He was surrounded by his wife and childre ...
Evelyn Elizabeth Pierce Payne, 97, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away May 20, 2020 after a long illness. She was born in Atlanta to George and Evelyn Waldron Pierce in 1922. As the fa ...
Betty Jean Thompson Smith, Hoschton formerly of Auburn, Alabama
Betty Jean Thompson Smith (Mrs. Paul C. Smith) resident of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Auburn, Alabama passed away on May 20, 2020. Mrs. Smith was born in Clark County, Kentucky, ...

Habersham

Ruth Jameson Goss, 90, Clarkesville
Ruth Jameson Goss, age 90 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Born in Mt. Airy on June 3, 1929, Mrs. Goss was the daughter of the late William D. and Mary Jane ...

Hall

Irene B Weathers, 91, Gainesville
Irene B Weathers, longtime resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away May 20, 2020 at age 91 in Waverly NY after a brief illness. Irene was born in Calhoun Falls SC to Glenn ...

Jackson

Mary Ann Woodall Turner, 77, Nicholson
  Mrs. Mary Ann Woodall Turner, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at her residence.  Mrs. Turner was born in Jefferson to the late Paul and Bess Hi ...

Other

Norvel Ray Branham, 87, Stone Mountain
Norvel Ray Branham, age 87 of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Danny Newbern will o ...

Stephens

Mr. Arthur “Effie” Macon Walker, age 91 of Line Road, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Stephens County Hospital. The son of the late Burnell and Flo ...

White

Amanda Jane Adams, 37, Clarkesville
Amanda Jane Adams, age 37, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mrs. Adams was born on July 8, 1982 in Hall County and was a homemaker. Survivors include son ...
Phoenyx Rose Krautter, infant daughter of Brandon and Ashley Krautter was born into the arms of Jesus on May 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her sister, Skylar Kit Krautt ...
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.