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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 17th, 2020

Forsyth

Juan Carlos Galvan Arellano of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 17, 2020. Visitation will be held at McDonald and Son Funeral Home on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 5:00 &nd ...
Pieter A. Swanepoel, 58, Cumming
Pieter A. Swanepoel, age 58, of Cumming, GA, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, August 17, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was a member of Free Chapel Worship Cente ...
Robert Joseph Waters, 37, Cumming
  Robert Joseph Waters 37, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on August 17th, 2020. No services are currently scheduled.  Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdona ...

Gwinnett

Jane Abney Kimberl, 71, Hoschton
Jane Abney Kimberl, 71, of Hoschton, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020. Jane was born in Athens, GA on November 22, 1948. She was a nurse who attended patients in several Georgia ...

Habersham

James "Jimmy" Thomas Ivie, Jr., age 62, of Lula, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 17, 2020. Mr. Ivie was born on October 12, 1957 to the late Ja ...
Sandy Robert Ledford, 47, Demorest
Sandy Robert Ledford, age 47, of Demorest, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020. Born on October 5, 1972, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Robert Warren Ledford and Hazel ...

Hall

Jimmy B. Forrester, 83, Gainesville
Jimmy B. Forrester, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday August 17, 2020.  Jimmy was born June 2, 1937 in Gainesville, to the late Garland and Lillie Myers Forrester.&nbs ...
Robert Edward Little, Gainesville
Robert Edward Little was born in Decatur, Georgia on August 21, 1954. He is the son of the late Hayward Little and Annie Mae Little. He attended school in Decatur and worked as a M ...
Rebecca (Becky) Carolyn Goss, age 80, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Goss was born on June 26, 1940, to the late George Talmadge ...
Carrie Ann Sharp Harrison, 54, Kennesaw, formerly of Gainesville
Carrie Sharp Harrison, age 54, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away August 17, 2020 following a short illness. Carrie was born October 5, 1965 to the late Capt. Lufkin Scott Sharp ...

Jackson

Charles Justin Godfrey, 35, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Justin Godfrey, age 35, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, August 17, 2020.  Mr. Godfrey was born in Ath ...
Carolyn Mary Kitchens, 84, Jefferson
Mrs. Carolyn Mary Kitchens, age 84, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, August 17, 2020 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Kitchens was born in Monroe to the late John Lewis and ...

Lumpkin

Masteen Bearden, 88, Dahlonega
Masteen Bearden, 88, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 28, 1931, Masteen had been a resident ...
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.