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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 21st, 2021

Banks

Gary Lynn Chitwood, 69, Homer
Gary Lynn Chitwood, age 69 of Homer, GA passed away on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021.   Born on May 22, 1952 in Missouri, Mr. Chitwood was the son of Ernest and Rose L. Herrie ...

Forsyth

Melinee Joella Megel, 60, Cumming
Melinee Joella Megel, age 60, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021. Melinee was born in 1961, to the late Joe and Ella Snyder. She was a loving wife, mother, grand ...
Daisy Mae Pugh, 86, Cumming
Daisy Mae Pugh, age 86, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. She was born in 1935, to the late Delmar and Lessie Pugh. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist ...

Gwinnett

Bettye Kirkland Chambers, 89, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, August 21, 2021. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. D ...
Ret. Staff Sergeant Robert Thomas McDowell, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gloria Sun Ho McDowell, Bu ...

Habersham

Barbara Lynn Dayton, 76, Cornelia
Barbara Lynn Dayton, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Mrs. Dayton was born on April 23, 1945 in Appling County, Georgia to the late James W ...
Karen Marie Toncre Hoh, 79, Clarkesville
  Karen Marie Toncre Hoh, age 79 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  Born in Chillicothe, Ohio on April 3, 1942, she was the daughter of t ...
Elaine Hicks Holbrooks, 84, Demorest
Elaine Hicks Holbrooks, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Mrs. Holbrooks was born on December 15, 1936 in Habersham County, Georgia to the l ...
Carolyn Simmons Mullinax, 79, Cornelia
Carolyn Simmons Mullinax, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  Born in Banks County, on August 31, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Bud Curt ...
Opal Alexander Suggs, 98, Cornelia
Opal Alexander Suggs, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. Mrs. Suggs was born on September 22, 1922 in White County, Georgia to the late Ancil a ...

Hall

Scott Begnaud, 75, Gainesville
Scott Begnaud, 75, of Gainesville passed away peacefully Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born July 19th, 1946 in Lafayette LA, the son of ...
Datha (Dee) Bell, Jr., Gainesville
Datha “Dee” Bell, Jr. was born November 30, 1938 in downtown Gainesville, Georgia just after the Great Depression, to his father Datha Bell, Sr. a railroad engineer, an ...
Gordon S. (Gordy) Black, 71, Clermont
Gordon (Gordy) S. Black, aged 71, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away after a hard-fought battle with advanced cancer. Gordon was born on March 8, 1950, in Gainesville, Georgia, t ...
Harry H Caughman, 73, Gainesville
Harry H. Caughman, 73 of Gainesville passed away August 21, 2021. Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Those wishing to send online condolences t ...
Brian Thomas Jenkins, 56, Buford
Brian Thomas Jenkins, age 56, of Buford, GA, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021.  He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tina Clark Jenkins; children Marcelle Greer (Rusty ...
Frances Doss Riley, 89, Flowery Branch
Frances Doss Riley, age 89, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, David H. Riley.  Mrs. ...
Felix Vasquez, 67, Gillsville
Mr. Felix Vasquez age 67 of Gillsville, Ga passed away on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Graveside services are sche ...

Jackson

Robert Allen Fritz, 58, Commerce
Mr. Robert Allen Fritz, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Fritz was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Mar ...
Warren Crawford Hill, 88, Maysville
Mr. Warren Crawford Hill, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mr. Hill was born in Maysville to the late Ben C. and Ruby McGi ...
Myron Milton Ingram, 81, Commerce
Mr. Myron Milton Ingram, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at his residence.  Mr. Ingram was born in Commerce to the late Johnny and Julie Mealor Ingram.& ...

Other

Harold Collum, 86, Marietta
Harold Collum, age 86 of Marietta, GA passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jan Collum and son, James Henry Collum.  Mr. Coll ...
Amanda Mae Loechner Hall, 74, West Melbourne, Florida
Mrs. Amanda Mae Loechner Hall, 74, of West Melbourne, FL passed away August 20, 2021 following an extended illness.   A Celebration of life service will be held at a lat ...
Peggy D. Williams, 84, Pensacola
Mrs. Peggy D. Williams, age 84, of Pensacola, FL died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL.  Mrs. Williams was born in Thomasville, NC to the late ...

Rabun

Mr. Charlie Robert “Bobby” Holland, Sr., age 83 of Rocky Mount Lane, Lakemont passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   ...

White

Virgil J. Mulkey, 84, Cleveland
Virgil J. Mulkey, age 84, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was preceded in death by daughter, Theresa Ann Mulkey. Mr. Mulkey is survived by children, W ...
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.