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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 29th, 2020

Dawson

Bessie Ray Crowe, 86, Dawsonville
Bessie Ray Crowe, 86, of Dawsonville moved into the eternal arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 29, 2020. Bessie Ray was born November 8, 1933 in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jacqueline Louise Mashburn, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away September 29, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Mashburn, Sr. She was loving mother, grandmot ...

Gwinnett

Madison Nicole Gray, 17, Buford
Ms. Madison Nicole Gray, age 17, of Buford, Georgia, passed away from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, Octob ...
Michael Driscoll, 60, Snellville
Michael Driscoll, age 60, of Snellville, GA, passed away on September 27, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Driscoll and brother-in-law, Chip Crowley.  ...

Hall

Hazel Wilbur, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel  Wilbur  of Gainesville, Georgia  pass on September 29 at North East Georgia Medical Center.  Services for Mrs. Wilbur will be announced at a late ...
Reginald Peyton Hodges, 32, Gainesville
Reginald Peyton Hodges 3?2 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday September 29, 2020. Our Beloved Reginald (Peyton) Hodges was born on June 26, 1988 to his parents Ms. Shannon ...
Jo Anne Armour Stone, 72, Gainesville
Jo Anne Armour Stone 9-18-48 to 9-29-20 It is with deep regret that the family announces the passing of Jo Stone, age 72, on Tuesday, September 29th after a protracted battle wi ...

White

Dr. Larry O. Purcell, 71, Cleveland
Dr. Larry O. Purcell, 71, passed away on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 Larry was born to Laverne and Henry Purcell on February 9th, 1949. After high school, he attended Georgia ...
Emma Brown, 101, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Emma Brown, age 101, of Cleveland.  Mrs. Brown passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Arrangements are inco ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.