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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 3rd, 2020

Gwinnett

Margie Williams Harrison, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Aline Williams, Sr. and brothers Bobby and ...
Kenneth E. “Kem” Martin, age 60 of Buford, GA, died Sunday, May 3, 2020. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Ga ...

Habersham

Francine Lonnette Ogle Rainey, age 63 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Born in New Port, Tennessee on October 16, 1956 to the late Paul and Bethena Ball Ogle. Sh ...
Regina Barnett Nunn, 70, Clarkesville
Regina Barnett Nunn, age 70 of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Portales, New Mexico on October 1, 1949, Mrs. Nunn was the dau ...

Hall

Dana Barclay, Gainesville
On Sunday May 3rd Dana Barclay passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.    Dana was a very active member in the communi ...
Elizabeth Ann Kinney, 60, Oakwood
Elizabeth Ann Kinney, 60, of Oakwood passed away Sunday May 3, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in t ...
Brian L. Marion, 57, Gainesville
Brian L. Marion, 57, of Gainesville died Sunday May 3, Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
George Mason Wood, 94, Gillsville
George Mason Wood of Gillsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 94 in Birmingham, AL. George was born March 4, 1926 in Gillsville, GA to Harbin Albert Wood ...

Jackson

Ina Jewell Herron, 72, Commerce
    Ina Jewell Herron, age 72 of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020.   Born on Feb. 21, 1948 in Maryville, TN, Mrs. H ...

Other

Tommy David Haynes, 55, Carnesville
Mr. Tommy David Haynes, 55, of Carnesville, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Lavonia following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at ...
Claude E. Rathgeber, 77, Seneca, South Carolina
Claude E. Rathgeber, age 77 of Seneca, South Carolina and formerly of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, May 3, 2020 surrounded by his lovin ...
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.