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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 5th, 2020

Gwinnett

Robert Franklin Smith, 87, Suwanee
Robert Franklin Smith 87, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. Robert will be laid to rest at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 9, 2020 and a c ...

Habersham

Mary Ruth Holbrooks Stephens, age 82, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Born on June 21, 1937, in Mount Airy, Georgia she was a daughter of the late Alex Andrew ...

Hall

Floyd O. Gilbert, 84, Gainesville
Floyd O. Gilbert, 84, of Gainesville died Tuesday May 5.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home.
Rickey Darlene Hedger, 67, Gainesville
Rickey Darlene Hedger, 67, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at his residence. No services are planned at this time. A memorial service will be held at a later dat ...
Natalia Rodriguez, 65, Gainesville
Mrs. Natalia Rodriguez, 65, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 20 ...

Stephens

Lisa Caudell Westmoreland                                            & ...

White

Sarah Nix, 95, Cleveland
Sarah Nix age 95, of Cleveland, Ga passed away May 5th, 2020. She was born November 10th, 1924 to the late Johnny A Highsmith and Martha Whelchel Highsmith. Sarah was a very com ...
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.