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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 22nd, 2020

Forsyth

James C. Morakis, Cumming
James C. Morakis was born in Buffalo, NY to his Greek immigrant parents, Christos and Angela Morakis, on July 27, 1931.  He was the youngest of four, having two brothers, ...
Judy Harrell, 77, Cumming
Judy Harrell 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. Judy is survived by her husband Jim Harrell of Cumming, Georgia. Son and daughter in law; Bill Harrell ...
Edmond Harold Reid, Sr. (94) of Cumming, Georgia, stepped into the arms of Jesus on the morning of Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He passed away from injuries sustained doing what he lov ...

Gwinnett

Lois Hurst Beasley, 95, Buford
Lois Hurst Beasley, age 95, Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband of fourteen years, Olan Anderson Beasley. Mrs. Beasley is su ...

Hall

Mr. Johnny Monroe Benefield, 85 of Lula passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at New Horizon’s Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in ...
Almagene Clark, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Almagene Clark, 94, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 in the ...

Jackson

Wanda Gail Holland, 67, Hoschton
Wanda Gail Holland, age 67, of Hoschton passed away Friday, May 22, 2020.  Wanda was a member of White Plains Baptist Church.  She loved her family, traveling, playi ...

Other

Mrs. Dorothy Robinson Hethcox Nix, age 92, of LaGrange, passed away on May 22, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice.  Mrs. Nix was born on September 12, 1927 in Hogans ...

Stephens

Hester Adams Cope, 90, Toccoa
Mrs. Hester Adams Cope, age 90, of Green Hill Place in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at her home. A daughter of the late Thomas Raymond Adams and Illma Garten Ada ...
Melonie Jo Nolan Watson, 60, Eastanollee
Mrs. Melonie Jo Nolan Watson, age 60 of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Landmark Hospital in Athens, GA. A daughter of Joann Miller Nolan and the late N ...
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.