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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 25th, 2021

Forsyth

George Robert Johnson, 73, Cumming
George Robert Johnson (Slick), 73, of Cumming, GA passed away on March 25, 2021.  He was an army veteran.  George was a proud, retired pipefitter with Pipefitters Local 5 ...
Elizabeth Beatrice Lee, 83, Cumming
  Elizabeth Beatrice Lee, age 83, of Cumming, GA passed away March 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband J.T. Lee. She is survived by her children, Terry Le ...

Gwinnett

Lenora Lucille Burnett Perry died on March 25, 2021.  She was born on November 29, 1922 in Suwanee, Georgia.   Lenora passed as she lived, on her own terms - at p ...

Hall

Heather May Bailey Brown, 91, Gainesville
Heather May Bailey Brown age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at her residence. Graveside services will be held Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2:00PM in Memori ...
Jean LaBarr Schwartz, 95, Gainesville
Jean LaBarr Schwartz peacefully graduated into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at her home in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 95. ...

Jackson

Vera Sue Brown Lockman, 81, Commerce
Vera Sue Brown Lockman, age 81, of Commerce, died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Athens on Thursday, March 25, 2021 due to complications of dementia.   ...
Mr. Glenn "Nick" Arthur Nichols Sr, age 73, of Braselton passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 3, 2021 at ...
Carl Randall Tatum, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. Carl Randall Tatum, age 68, of Jefferson, who went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 25, 2021, after a ...

Lumpkin

 Mr. Ferman ‘Skip’ Pape, Jr., 77, departed this world March 25, 2021. Skip was reared in Marietta, Ohio and had lived in Dahlonega, GA for the last year and a half ...

Other

Michael Andrew Sweet, 52, Covington
Michael Andrew Sweet 52, of Covington, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. Michael is preceded in death by his parents; Carl and Linda Sweet, and his brother; Jim ...
Mary West Weaver, 87, Atlanta
Mary West Weaver, age 87, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, March  25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Eugene Weaver, Sr; sons, Holllis Milton Ro ...
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.