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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 5th, 2021

Forsyth

John (Jack) Lorenzo Baden, age 91, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away on May 5, 2021 after a long illness. He died peacefully in his sleep at home. Jack was born on December 10, 1 ...
Ida Martha Finley Cantrell went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus on May 5, 2021 at the age of 83. Martha was born to Willie Mae Benjamin Finley and Ernest Edward Finel ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Haron Hackett, 81, Suwanee
Patricia Haron Hackett, age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Lt. Col. USAF Richard Sidney Hackett. Mrs. Hack ...

Hall

Audrey Sisson Chambers, 92, Gainesville
Audrey Sisson Chambers age 92 of Gainesville entered heaven Wednesday May 5, 2021at the Willowood Nursing Home with her children by her side. Audrey was born July 5, 1928 in Duc ...
Dennis Jeffrey Cochran, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Dennis Jeffrey Cochran, age 53 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...
Milton C. Emrey, 78, Gainesville
Milton Candler Emrey, Sr. (Tony) passed peacefully on April 29, 2021 at the age of 78. He grew up in Cleveland, TN, moved to Decatur, GA in mid-teens and after attending a few coll ...

Jackson

Mildred Lord Barrett, 94, Commerce
  Mrs. Mildred Lord Barrett, 94, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 5, 2021 with her family at her side.      Born to the late Clyde and Ina Ingram ...
Syble Jeanette Chastain, 78, Commerce
Syble Jeanette Chastain, 78, of Commerce went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Syble was an anointed woman of God; kind, loving and patient. Syble fulfil ...

Lumpkin

Harold Wayne Story, 82, Dahlonega
Harold Wayne Story, age 82 years old of Dahlonega, GA.  Passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021 following a brief illness.  Mr. Story was born on November 16, 1938, in No ...

Stephens

  Mr. Jewell Bell “J.B.” Hudgins, Jr., age 89 of Deer Chase Road, Toccoa passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 5, 2021 surrounded by his family&n ...

White

Mr. Dirk Maria Ludovicus Drost, age 81, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 5, 2021 after an extended battle with Alzheimer's. Mr. Dros ...
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.