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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 22nd, 2020

Gwinnett

  Jay Michael “Mike” Jackson of Lawrenceville was born on January 26, 1951 in Atlanta, GA. He was the son of the late Grady and Louise (Allen) Jackson. He spent ...

Hall

Wanda Sue Adams Cagle, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Wanda Sue Adams Cagle, 71, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturd ...
Roger Felton Sims, 80, Gainesville
Roger Felton Sims age 80 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Sims was born June 19, 1940 in Talmo, GA to the late Rude ...
Clara Mae Westmoreland, 100, Clermont
Clara Mae Westmoreland, age 100, of Clermont, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Mrs. Westmoreland was born on February 28, 1920, in White County, to the late Stanton a ...

Jackson

Mr. Hoke William “Billy” Wilbanks, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Wilbanks was born in C ...
Jeffery Roger Holliday, 62, Jefferson
Jeffery Roger Holliday, age 62 of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home ...

Other

Margaret Stephens Orr, 83, San Mateo, FL. formerly of Alto
Margaret Stephens Orr, age 83, of San Mateo, Florida, formerly of Alto, Georgia, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Born on February 2, ...
Gloria Fay Hurst Hicks, 71, Watkinsville
Gloria Fay Hurst Hicks, age 71, of Watkinsville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her son, Barry Hicks, Jr. and sister, Deborah Hurst. ...

Stephens

Freida Joan Bennett, 68, Toccoa
Mrs. Freida Joan Bennett, age 68 of Wards Circle, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the home of her son. A daughter of the late Fred P. Bennett and Betty Thomas ...
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.