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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 12th, 2021

Forsyth

Raymond Thomas Burke, 88, Cumming
Raymond Thomas Burke passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Saturday June 12, 2021 at the age of 88. Ray was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne. He is survived by six sons ...

Gwinnett

Holly Adele Johnston, née Wilbur, of Buford, Georgia was born on January 15,1960 in Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully Saturday, June, 12, 2021. Her parents, Justin ...

Hall

Clementina Carballo Calderon, 58, Gainesville
  Ms. Clementina Carballo Calderon, 58 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Campus. A Memorial service will ...
Sonny Little, 77, Gainesville
Sonny Little age 77 of Gainesville entered rest Saturday June 12, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville surrounded by his loving family. Sonny was born January ...
Eileen Brenda Mayer, 74, Flowery Branch
Eileen Brenda Mayer, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Chapel. ...
Ignacio R. Perez, 79, Gainesville
  Ignacio R. Perez, a long-time resident of Gainesville, GA passed away at the side of his beloved family on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the age of 79.   Ignacio, ...
Earl Thomas, 86, Clermont
  Mr. Earl Thomas, age 86, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:30 am Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Cool Sp ...

Jackson

Charles Randall Bishop, 69, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Randall Bishop, age 69 of Nicholson, Georgia. Formerly of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Bishop entered into rest Saturday, June 12 ...

Lumpkin

William Junior Simmons, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. William Junior Simmons, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021.  Junior was born in Lumpkin County on February 3, 1938 to the late Cicero and Jeanette ...

Other

Jean Clifton Damian, Watkinsville
Jean Clifton Damian died peacefully at home on Saturday, June 12th, surrounded by her family. Born at home on Millhaven Plantation in Screven County, Georgia in 1938 to William Wat ...
Chester Leon Blalock, age 59 of Hull, GA passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021.   Born on June 19, 1961 in Athens, GA, Mr. Blalock was the son of the late Fred and Gert ...

White

Victoria “Vickie” Bagwell Norris, 68, Sautee Nacoochee formerly of Lawrenceville
  Victoria “Vickie” Bagwell Norris, age 68, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. She was preceded i ...
Dale Allen Haldeman, 69, Cleveland
Dale Allen Haldeman, 69, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, ...
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.