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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 21st, 2022

Forsyth

Brenda Ann Fortner, 58, Dahlonega
Mrs. Brenda Ann Fortner, age 58 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022. She was born on August 9, 1963 to the late Johnny and Betty Raines. Brenda will be reme ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Carl Russell Postlewate, age 76 of Buford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home. Funeral mass will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 3, 2022 at Princ ...
John Louis Westbrook, 95, Buford
John Louis Westbrook, 95, of Buford went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Louis was born October 23, 1926 in Wilcox County, Georgia to the late Hom ...

Hall

Deveret Lee Bond, 63, Gillsville
Mr. Deveret Lee Bond, 63, of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Emory University Hospital.   Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2 ...
David O. Head, 63, Lula
Mr. David O. Head, 63, of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Dahlonega. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 5: ...
Margie Nell Moore, 78, Clermont
Margie Nell Moore, 78, of Clermont, Ga. died on Saturday, May 21, 2022.  A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Christian Hill Baptist Chu ...
Earl Evans Power, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Earl Evans Power, 87, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. ...
Tracy Alan Smith, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Tracy Alan Smith, 57, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, following an extended illness   Funeral serv ...

Jackson

Carl Richard Beriault, 66, Maysville
Carl Richard Beriault, 66, of Maysville, Ga, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectantly on May 21, 2022. He was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to Jospeh and ...

Lumpkin

James Gerald Smith, 58, Dahlonega
Mr. James Gerald Smith, age 58 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022. He was born on February 24, 1964 in Philadelphia, PA to Edna Broomhead Smith and the lat ...

Other

Thomas Jeffery Chandler, 69, Douglasville
Thomas Jeffery Chandler, age 69, of Douglasville, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmadge and Nina Sue Thompson Chandler, ...

Rabun

Karen Kilby Hooper, 65, Persimmon
Karen Kilby Hooper, age 65 of the Persimmon Community passed away surrounded by her loved ones on May 21, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Curtis Lee Kilby and Hazel Mitchell ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Lee Westmoreland, age 73 of Esthahoe Circle, Toccoa passed away Friday, May 21, 2022 at his residence. A son of the late Aaron and Marie Price Westmoreland, he was bo ...

White

Johnnie Delmos Sullens, 87, Cleveland
Mr. Johnnie Delmos Sullens, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022.   Mr. Sullens was born in Hall County on June 1, 1935, to the late Cl ...
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.