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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 1st, 2021

Banks

Mary Ann Heard, 65, Baldwin
Mary Ann Heard, age 65, of Baldwin died September 1st, 2021. Born in Dekalb county, Ann was the wife of Raburn “Ned” Heard and daughter of the late Charles Nelson an ...

Dawson

Billie E. Bearden, 88, Dawsonville
Billie E. Bearden, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 1, 2021. Born July 13, 1933 to the late Buron and Jeannette Bearden, Mr. Bearden was a native of Forsyth Co ...

Forsyth

Julie Leveque, 79, Cumming
Our precious mother, Julie Leveque, passed away on September 1, 2021 at the age of 79. Born in Gonaïves, Haiti on October 5, Julie was predeceased by her parents and ...
Charles Edward Lackey, 84, Cumming
Charles Edward Lackey, age 84, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was born in 1937, to the late Luke and Eunice Lackey. Charles was a member of Pine Cre ...

Gwinnett

Stephan Daniel Stancea was born May 6th, 1935, in a small village outside of Pitesti, Romania. He knew Maria Coman from his childhood as a neighbor and they married in 1953. They w ...

Habersham

Wesley Avery “Wes” Dodd, Jr., age 56, of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.&nbs ...
JoAnn Knight Thomas, 79, Clarkesville
JoAnn Knight Thomas, age 79 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Decatu ...

Hall

John Carl Dyer, 81, Gainesville
Mr. John Carl Dyer, 81 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday September 01, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Foy Dunaway, 84, Flowery Branch
Mr. Foy Dunaway, age 84, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred McDaniel Dunaway; daughter, Deb Sta ...
Randal Rudolph “Rudy” Forrester age 78 of Gainesville entered heaven Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021 at his residence. Rudy was born May 28, 1943 in Gainesville to the late ...
Kelly Nicole Randolph, 40, Gainesville
Mrs. Kelly Nicole Randolph age 40 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Wednesday September 01, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following a brief illness. Funeral services a ...
Claude Otis Simpson, Sr, 72, Clermont
  Mr. Claude Otis Simpson, Sr., age 72, of Clermont passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville. A Private Memorial ...
Eva Cheeks Stephens, 93, Chestnut Mountain
  Eva Cheeks Stephens was born February 20, 1928 in Chestnut Mountain, GA to Albert & Louvater Cheeks. She was married to the late Joe W Stephens. The Lord called her h ...
Samuel “Charles” Wardlaw, 31, Gainesville
Samuel “Charles” Wardlaw, age 31, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Charles was born in 1990, in Feuchtwangen Hospital, West Germany ...

Jackson

Evelyn Jane Wilson Christian, 82, Pendergrass
Mrs. Evelyn Jane Wilson Christian, age 82, of Pendergrass, GA died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Brookside Assisted Living.  Mrs. Christian was born in Nicholson to the late ...

Lumpkin

Connie Dean Thompson, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Connie Dean Thompson, age 72, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 22, 1949, to the late Curt ...

Stephens

Mrs. Cathy Diane Griffin Ray, age 63 of Persimmon Street, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of Jean F ...

White

David E. Burnett, 66, Cleveland
David E. Burnett, age 66, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was preceded in death by parents, E. J. and Lenna Maynard Burnett. Mr. Burnett is survive ...
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.