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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 9th, 2020

Dawson

Evelyn Eugenia “Jean” Strawn, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 9, 2020 at The Phoenix at Milton following a period of declining health. Born July 22, 1934 ...

Forsyth

Michael Gannon, 36, Cumming
It is with much sorrow that the family announces the passing of Michael Gannon, 36 years, of Cumming, GA on May 9, 2020. Beloved husband of Marie-Marthe Gannon. Loving father of Lo ...
Fletcher Elbert McCone, 80, Cumming
Fletcher Elbert McCone of Cumming, Georgia, passed away at his home at the age of 80 on May 9, 2020. Fletcher was a loving husband, a graceful father, and a gregarious grandfather. ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Tucker Ammons, 90, Lawrenceville
Dorothy Tucker Ammons, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA, died Saturday, May 9, 2020. Ms. Ammons has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 7 ...

Habersham

Joan Marion Gateley, 80, Clarkesville
Joan Marion Gateley age 80 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 09, 2020 following an extended illness. Born in Dover, Delaware on January 15, ...
James Robert Ray "Jim" Murray, 50, Clarkesville
James Robert Ray “Jim” Murray, age 50 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, May 09, 2020. Born in Wayne, Michigan on May 23, 1969, he was a son of James Bernice ...

Hall

Steve Allen Couch, 55, Clermont
Steve Allen Couch entered into heaven, May 9, 2020.  He was 55 years old.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the c ...
Denna Jean Kennamer, 93, Gainesville
  Denna Jean Kennamer, 93, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Maple Hill ...

Jackson

Rodney Gene Hart, 50, Commerce
Mr. Rodney Gene Hart, age 50, of Commerce passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his residence.  Mr. Hart was born in Live Oak, FL to Gene and Thelma Pritchett Hart of Commerce. ...

Lumpkin

Norman Ray Hamilton, 65, Dahlonega
Norman Ray Hamilton, 65, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his residence following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Born on ...

White

Brett Ashley Stewart, 30, Cleveland
Brett Ashley Stewart, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. She was preceded in death by her father, Jeffrey Stewart. She is survived by her children, Spen ...
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.