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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

Forsyth

Writing an obituary is never easy.  But the task becomes exponentially more difficult when you are asked to honor with the written word a man as perfectly imperfect as Randy M ...
Martha Janet Rich of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 14, 2020.   Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
James Willie Threatt, Jr., better known as “Pops” age 81, of Cumming, formerly of Roswell, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his pa ...

Gwinnett

  A Celebration of Life dedicated to - Mary Frances Evans Alarcon, affectionally known as: Mimi, went Home to be with the Lord, Friday evening. Mimi passed away peacefully, ...
Pastor Bobby Wright, 69, Buford
Pastor Bobby Wright, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, August 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by wife of thirty-nine years, Mildred Hodge Wright. Mr. Wright is survived ...

Habersham

Laura Jean Clark Heintz, 72, Cornelia
Laura Jean Clark Heintz, age 72, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020.   Born on December 24, 1947, in Abbeville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the lat ...

Hall

Jimmie Ann Barton, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Jimmie Ann Barton, age 83, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at New Horizons – Limestone. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, ...
Rebecca Yvonne Brown Cleveland, 67, Flowery Branch
Rebecca Yvonne Brown Cleveland, age 67 of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Mon ...
Jewell Austin Skinner, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Jewell Austin Skinner age 80 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday August 14, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Beverly Anne Turner, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Beverly Anne Turner, 87, of Gainesville passed away August 14, 2020.  Beverly was born in Chicago, Illinois to late Austin James and Helen (Meyer) Burton on February 5, 1 ...

Lumpkin

John Gregory Butler, better known as Greg, but referred to by many as “Booger” was born on February 23, 1967 to Johnny and Isabel Butler. He joined an older sister, nin ...
Catherine Stancil, 93, Dahlonega
Catherine Ruth Payne Stancil, age 93, passed away at her home in Lumpkin County, Georgia on August 14, 2020. She was born in Copperhill, Tennessee to William Payne and Lillie Mae C ...

Other

Martha Martin, 83, Cartersville
Martha Martin, 83, of Cartersville passed away Friday, August 14, 2020.  Martha’s family was her whole life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde M. Martin, an ...

White

Helen Louise Greear, 99, Helen
Helen Louise Coleman Greear, 99.5, of Helen, Georgia, passed away on 08/14/2020. Helen was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1921 to Esther Hahn and George McKenna. Helen, sister Vi ...
Charles Henry McDuffie, 72, Sautee-Nacoochee
Charles Henry McDuffie November 27, 1947-August 14, 2020   Dr. Charles Henry McDuffie, 72, of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Emor ...
Beulah Mae Thacker, 82, Cleveland
Beulah Mae Thacker, 82, of Cleveland, Ga passed away Friday August 14, 2020 at the Oaks at Limestone. Born May 9, 1938 in Dawson County to the late Joseph and Lourain Chumley, s ...
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.