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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 23rd, 2021

Forsyth

Willie Jo Ridings, 87, Cumming
  Willie Jo Ridings, age 87, passed away May 23, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband: James Tunney “JT” Ridings and her daughter: Cathy Ridings Stone. ...

Gwinnett

Kevin Wayne Pine, 63, Lawrenceville
Kevin Wayne Pine, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Stephen Pine and father, CSM Clyde Leroy Pine. He i ...

Habersham

  Doris Armour Jones, age 76, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Mrs. Jones was born on September 26, 1944 in Lula, Georgia to the late Leco Armour an ...

Hall

Strickland Funeral Home announces funeral services for Alice’ Quillian Head of Clermont, Georgia. Mrs. Head was born Feb. 27, 1933, and passed away May 23, 2021, at her home ...
Lois Marie Cole, 89, Gainesville
Lois Marie Cole, 89 of the Gardens of Gainesville, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on May 23, 2021, following an extended illness. Lois was born on November 01, 1931, in Homer, ...
The Lord welcomed Jean Healy into his arms on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 after her brief battle with pancreatic cancer. One of ten sisters, Jean grew up in Harris County, Georgia he ...
James Ralph Moore, 93, Gainesville
James Ralph Moore ,93, a long time resident of Gainesville, Ga passed away Sunday May 23, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Moore  was born to the late Ell ...

Other

Darrell Kenneth Brooks, age 76 of Hull, GA passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at his residence.   Born on June 10, 1944 in Jackson County, GA, Mr. Brooks was the son on ...
Beatrice L. Myers Eidson, 85, Carrollton, formerly of Buford
Beatrice L. Myers Eidson, age 85, of Carrollton, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Early Eidson; ...

White

Rev. George Lewis Jack Fortner, age 81, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Rev. Fortner was born on July 13, 1939, in White County, to the late Jack and Lou Dora ...
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.