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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 2nd, 2022

Forsyth

James Curtis Ray, 84, Cumming
James Curtis Ray, 84, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Jim was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis O. Ray of East Atlanta and Cumming, GA. Jim was a ...

Gwinnett

Curtis Ray Thompson, 68, Sugar Hill
Curtis Ray Thompson, age 68, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Sandra Harrison Thompson of Sugar Hill; sons, ...

Habersham

Ralph K. Montgomery, 75, Demorest
Ralph K. Montgomery, 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Ralph's wishes were to be cremated and no formal services are planned at this time. ...
Rev. Edward Eugene “Gene” Poole, age 94, of Cornelia, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Born on June 3, 1927 in Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late ...

Hall

Jerry Graham, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Graham, 71, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in the Chapel ...

Jackson

Douglas Wayne O'Neal, 77, Dahlonega
Douglas Wayne O’Neal, age 77 of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home January 2, 2022, following a period of declining health. Doug was born Sep ...
Gary Eugene Saxon, Jr., 35, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Gary Ernest Saxon, Jr., age 35 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Sunday, January 2, 2022.  Mr. Saxon was born i ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" Bedford Talbot, age 58 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. She was born on March 18, 1963 in Florida to the late Edward Be ...

Other

Reverend Swayne LaFayette Poole, 79, Griffin formerly of Gillsville
Reverend Swayne LaFayette Poole, age 79 of Griffin, Georgia formerly of Gillsville, Georgia  passed away peacefully after an extended illness at Brightmoor Hospice on Sunday, ...

White

Alice James Fitzgerald, N/A, Cleveland
Alice James Fitzgerald died January 2nd after a brief illness.   She was the daughter of Emmett James and Hattie Faircloth James of Cairo, Ga.She was preceded in death by ...
Myrtice Louise Holland, 82, Cleveland
Mrs. Myrtice Louise Holland, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022. Mrs. Holland was born in Atlanta to the late Marion Lafayette and Mary Louise Morris Will ...
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.