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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 9th, 2020

Gwinnett

Randall T. “Doozie” Puckett, age 56 yrs., passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his brother William “Willie” Puckett, gr ...

Habersham

Robert Gene McDuffie, 83, Baldwin
Robert Gene McDuffie age 83 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Born in Baldwin, Georgia on June 22, 1936 to the late Samuel and Lillie Vinson McDuffie. Mr. McDuff ...

Hall

Danny Ellis Dyer, 56, Gillsville
Mr. Danny Ellis Dyer, 56, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at ...
Lida Cleveland Millwood, 82, Flowery Branch
Lida Cleveland Millwood, age 82 of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Lida was born on October ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Virginia “Jenny” Lou Jones Campbell Evans, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA formerly of Kistler, West Virginia passed on Monday, June 9, 2020. Jenny was born on June 5, ...
Shirley Brackett Major, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Shirley Brackett Major, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Mrs. Major was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born on November 17 ...

Other

Trinh Nguyen, 77, Smyrna
Trinh Nguyen, age 77, of Smyrna, GA passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Tu Thi Lee, Smyrna; sons, Trong Nguyen and Trung Nguyen; daughter- ...

White

Kenneth Franklin, 81, Cleveland
  Rev. Kenneth Arlin Franklin, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your Father and your Mother as the Lord your God has comma ...
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.