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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 29th, 2020

Forsyth

William Jerry Hunt, 82, Cumming
William Jerry Hunt, Sr., 82, a lifelong resident of Cumming passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Jerry was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Sawnee Electric after 40 years of s ...

Gwinnett

Larry Ralph Hulsey, 59, Buford
Larry Ralph Hulsey, age 59 yrs., of Buford, GA passed away July 29, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years,  Lisa Buice Hulsey, Buford, GA; mother, Shelvie Mauldin ...
Philip  “Phil” Wayne Martin, 63 yrs., of Buford, GA passed away July 29, 2020.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie D. and Laura Mauldin Martin; si ...

Hall

Elizabeth Moore Abrams, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Moore Abrams, age 87, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. No services will be held. Mrs. Abrams was born September 20, 1932 in Indianapolis, I ...
Harold Archer, 82, Pendergrass
Prince Archer and Celina Bernadette Archer were blessed on January 22, 1938, when their eighth and last child Harold Alvin Archer, also known to many as Leslie, graced the face of ...
William Scott Crain, 59, Gainesville
William Scott Crain, known by many he loved as Scott, 59. Succumbed to complications of Covid-19 to be with his heavenly father on July 29, 2020. Though the tenuous and unusual tim ...
Sharon B. Moore, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Sharon B. Moore, 70, of Gainesville passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Moore is survived by James Richard Moore IV, her loving husband of 24 years, as we ...
Nancy Lee Wood Stiles, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Lee Wood Stiles, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Sunday, August 2, 2 ...

White

Linda L. Covington, 69, Cleveland
Linda Lou Stockton Covington, age 69, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Mrs. Covington was born on July 8, 1951, in Lafayette, Indiana, to the late John (Bu ...
Ed Allen, 91, Cleveland
Edward Allen, age 91, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Mr. Allen was born on April 25, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Ollie and Ada Dover Allen.& ...
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.