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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2020

Forsyth

Jeannette Fonner McCullough born on September 6, 1937 in Alexandria, Louisiana was the daughter of John Henry Fonner, Sr. and Iva Short Fonner of Pineville, Louisiana. Jeannette at ...
Gladys Marie Fields, 86, Cumming
Gladys Marie Fields, age 86, passed away September 20, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Fields, and her daughter, Dorothy Gail Hall. She was ...

Gwinnett

Ona Lee J. Hince, 91, Suwanee
Ona Lee J. Hince, 91, passed away peacefully at home on September 20, 2020 in Suwanee, Georgia after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Ona Lee was born on July 25, 1929 an ...
Judith M. “Judy” Kimberly, 80, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, September 20, 2020. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM at Hamilton Mill ...

Habersham

Karen Sue Dressler, 81, Mount Airy
Karen Sue Dressler, age 81, of Mount Airy, Georgia went home to be with her Lord Jesus on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Mrs. Dressler was born on January 2, 1939 in Hammond, India ...
Claude L. Loudermilk, 72, Mount Airy
Claude L. Loudermilk, 72, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020.   Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on September 19, 1948, he was a son of the late Roland &am ...
Peggy Lucille Rayford, 73, Demorest
Peggy Lucille Rayford, age 73, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020. There are no formal services planned at this time. Arrangements are entrusted t ...
Ruth Rogers, 81, Cornelia
Ruth Rogers, 81, of Cornelia passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Se ...

Hall

Lt. Stephanie Poole Hollingsworth, 52, Flowery Branch
Lt. Stephanie Poole Hollingsworth, 52 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday September 20, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Stephanie was a gift to al ...
Gwendolyn E. Stephens, Gainesville
Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Stephens was born August 26, 1944 in Hoschton, Ga to the late Curfew and Beatrice Smith. Gwen was called home to be with the lord on September 20,2020. Gwen had a ...
Donald Perdue, 84, Gillsville
Donald Perdue age 84 of Gillsville entered heaven Sunday Sept. 20, 2020 at the Northridge Health & Rehab in Commerce. Donald was born August 13, 1936 to the late John Frankl ...
Ruth Ann Smith, Braselton
Ruth Ann Smith was the eldest of four born to the union of Horace H. Smith, Jr., of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mae Rosa Hartfield Smith, of San Antonio, Texas. Horace was actively s ...

Jackson

Johnny H. Oliver, Sr, 85, Jefferson
Johnny H. Oliver, Sr. age 85, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruel and Ethel Oliver; brother, Eugene Oliver; and s ...

White

Thomas Dillard Powers, 75, Cleveland
Thomas Dillard Powers age 75 of Cleveland passed away Sunday September 20th, 2020. Mr. Powers was born May 31st, 1945 to the late Walter Powers and Laura Bell Peck.  He was ...
Lisa Ann Dodson, 53, Cleveland
Lisa Ann Dodson, age 53, passed away September 20th, 2020. Mrs. Dodson is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Robert Borchert. She is survived by her ...
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.