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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 9th, 2022

Forsyth

Allen Dobbs, 60, Cumming
Allen Dobbs, 60, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. Allen was a good-hearted person who would do anything for anyone. He was funny and a great softball coach who loved ...

Habersham

Lesia Carol Millwood Alexander, age 51, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022.  Born on February 12, 1970, in Gainesville, she was a daughter of the late Phyllis ...
Vernon Ray Bryson, 56, Clarkesville
Vernon Ray Bryson, age 56, ended his pilgrimage here to join the Saints of all Ages, Sunday, January 9, 2022.  He peacefully passed away of natural causes at his home in Clark ...
Jeffery Lamar Grier, age 50, of Alto, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022.  Born on September 7, 1971, in Demorest, he was a son of the late William Wiley and Helen Mali ...
Scotty Lee Grindle, 70, Alto
Mr. Scotty Lee Grindle, 70, of Alto passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Habersham County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, ...

Hall

Helen Fetkowitz DeAugustinis, 96, Gainesville
Helen Fetkowitz DeAugustinis passed away peacefully on January 9, 2022 at the age of 96.  She was born to Nicholas and Anastasia Fetkowitz at home in Paterson, New Jersey on J ...
Clark Monroe Hill, 84, Gillsville
Clark Monroe Hill of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away January 9, 2022, at the age of 84. Funeral will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Lebanon United Methodist Chu ...
Christopher “Chris” Gene Poole age 62 of Gainesville entered heaven Sunday January 9, 2022 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Chris was born April ...
Vera Mae Porter, 92, Gainesville
Vera Mae Porter, 92, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022. Born December 12, 1929 to the late Charles and Sarah Jones, Vera Mae was a loving wife, mother, grandmother ...

Jackson

Steven Doyce Arnold, 60, Commerce
Steven Doyce Arnold was born April 10, 1961 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Richard Arnold, Sr. and Patricia Hicks. He was called home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2022. He w ...
Syble Laverne Barrett Beck, age 81 of Nicholson, GA passed away on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. Born on Nov. 30, 1940 in Jackson County, GA, Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late Odel ...
Jeanie Norton, 74, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanie Norton, age 74, of Nicholson, Georgia who entered rest Sunday, January 9, 2022. Mrs. Norton was born in Palatka, Florida the d ...

Other

Margaret Sue Finley, 87, Colbert
Margaret Sue Finley age 87 of Colbert formerly of Gainesville entered rest Sunday January 9, 2022 at her residence. Margaret was born May 31, 1934 in Gainesville to the late Jos ...
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.