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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 23rd, 2020

Banks

Clara Louise Minish, 85, Homer
  Mrs. Clara Louise Minish, age 85, of Homer passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Minish was born in Clarkesville to the ...

Barrow

Melissa Ann Tullis, 53, Winder
Melissa Ann Tullis, age 53, of Winder passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

Forsyth

Heather Blackwelder, 21, Cumming
Heather Blackwelder, age 21, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2020. The family will receive friends from 10AM to 12:30PM Tuesday, June 30, at McDonald and ...

Gwinnett

Susan Roebuck, Sugar Hill
Susan Roebuck went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2020. Born January 9, 1971 in Kingsport, Tennessee, her warmhearted personality and adventurous spirit were evident from childhoo ...

Habersham

Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr., 75, Clarkesville
Gladston Terrell Franklin, Jr., age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 following complications from a stroke. Born in Mt. Airy, Georgia on January 10, 1945, ...
Bill McDougald, 69, Cornelia
Bill McDougald, age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Mr. McDougald was born on December 20, 1950 in White County, Georgia. He was preceded in deat ...

Hall

Phillip Dwayne Young, 35, Gainesville
Phillip Dwayne Young, 35 of Gainesville, GA departed this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Phillip Young was born on September 9, ...

Jackson

Manuel Huizar Cortes, 86, Commerce
Manuel Huizar Cortes, age 86 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020.   Born on Oct. 14, 1933 in Tlatengo, Zacatecas, Mexico, Mr. Cortes was the son of the ...
  Mrs. Ola Charlene Brown Whitlock, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Whitlock was born in Commerce ...

Stephens

Roger Thurmond, 62, Toccoa
Roger Thurmond, 62, of the New Bethel Community, passed away Friday morning, April 3, 2020, at his home. Born February 23, 1958, in Stephens County, he was the son of Silas Kend ...

White

  Thomas “Tommy” Wiley Hood, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Born on July 22, 1945, in Clarkesville, he was a son of the late ...
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.