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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 28th, 2021

Dawson

Bernice Wilkie, 78, Dawsonville
Bernice Wilkie, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Monday June 28, 2021 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born August 27, 1942, to the late Lanier and Lavon Long, Bernice ...

Forsyth

John Wesley Dunagan, 52, Cumming
John Wesley Dunagan, 52, of Gainesville, died June 28, 2021 after an extended illness.  John was born in Gainesville and was the son of Sherma Hughes Dunagan and the late Rand ...

Gwinnett

Robert Buckley, 74, Auburn
Robert Buckley, 74, of Auburn, GA, died Monday, June 28, 2021 after an extended illness. Mr. Buckley has been cremated and no service is planned at this time. Hamilton Mill Memoria ...

Habersham

Christine Brady Blair, 87, Mt. Airy
    Christine Brady Blair, age 87 of Mt. Airy, Georgia took her Heavenly flight home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 28, 2021 following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Alfred J. (Bill) Coker, Gainesville
Alfred J. (Bill) Coker On June 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, Bill left this world to reside in his heavenly home. Born on March 4, 1930, to Frank John & Nann ...
Wendell “Dell” Gibson, 80, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away on June 28, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2021 at t ...
Aiden Zyaire Witt, inf, Gainesville
Infant, Aiden Zyaire Witt passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Born in Gainesville, GA  ...

Jackson

Scarlett Rose Day, Commerce
  Scarlett Rose Day, infant four month old daughter of Timothy Wayne and Olivia Rose Nichols Day of Commerce, GA died Monday, June 28, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medi ...
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.