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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 31st, 2020

Gwinnett

Felipe de Jesus Gonzalez Puebla, age 51, of Lilburn, GA passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 5:00 PM Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Our Lady of Americas, ...

Habersham

Henry Thomas “Tommy” Hughes, age 80, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.    Born on May 18, 1940, in Carrolton, Alabama, he was a son of ...
Scarlett Rose LaCount, 4, Cornelia
Little Miss Scarlett Rose LaCount, age 4 of Cornelia, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her fam ...
Scarlett Rose LaCount, 4, Cornelia
Little Miss Scarlett Rose LaCount, age 4 of Cornelia, Georgia took her heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her fam ...

Hall

Winlyn Romny Baker, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Winlyn R. Baker of Gainesville, passed away at his residence in the presences of his loving family.  Mr. Baker was an Army Veteran who served his nation during the Viet ...
Dorothy Lee Millwood "Dot" Cannon, 91, Flowery Branch
Dorothy Lee Millwood "Dot" Cannon, 91 of Flowery Branch passed  away Friday July 31, 2020 at her residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Cannon had lived in ...
Jacqueline "Jackie" Elllis, 69, Gainesville
Jacqueline “Jackie” Ellis age 69 of Gainesville entered heaven Friday July 31, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Jackie was born September 18, 1950 in Ga ...
Bernardino Martinez, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Bernardino Martinez, 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Memorial P ...
Brian R. Murphey, 65, Gainesville
Brian R. Murphey, 65 of Gainesville passed away Friday July 31, 2020. Services are incomplete at this time. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so a ...
Virginia Smith Reedy (Ginger) age 63, died peacefully in her sleep on July 31, 2020 at her home in Gainesville, Georgia, after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease and com ...
Larry Sewell, 71, Gainesville
Elder Larry Sewell, age 71, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed July 31, 2020, at Piedmont Hospital.    Born June 4, 1949, in Gainesville, Larry was the son of the ...

Jackson

Mary Alice Murphy Clark, 92, Watkinsville
CLARK, Mary Alice (Murphy), age 92, of Watkinsville passed away on July 31, 2020 after a short illness.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Chandler Anderson, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. Joseph Chandler Anderson, age 81, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. He was born on June 19, 1939 in Clermont, Georgia to the late Robert “Bob” Ande ...
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.