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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

Forsyth

Betty Goble Alexander, 92, Cumming
Betty Goble Alexander, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on June 28, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Buster and Ruby Goble; her loving husband of over 40 years, Kenneth ...
Michael Lee Prather, 64, Cumming
Michael Lee Prather, 64, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Prather, stepdaughter, Bobbie McClure; grandparents, E.T. and Eva ...

Gwinnett

Robert Earl Segars, 69, Buford
Robert Earl Segars, 69, of Buford, Georgia, died on June 28, 2022. Mr. Segars was born on June 26, 1953, in Cartersville. He was baptized at Oakland Heights Baptist Church. Mr. Seg ...
John Morgan Waters, 79, Buford
John Morgan Waters, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  He was preceded by his parents, Marion and Vivian Ware Waters.  He is survived by his wi ...

Habersham

Francis Arthur “Fran” Aurora, age 83 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 following a period of declining health.   Born in Brooklyn, N ...
Robert Edwin Congdon, 90, Clarkesville
ROBERT EDWIN CONGDON   Bob Congdon age 90 of Clarksville, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Bom November 10, 1931 in El Monte, California, He was the son of the late Orville ...
Jerry Lamar Nunn, 73, Clarkesville
Jerry Lamar Nunn, 73, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away June 28, 2022 following a brief illness.   Jerry was born May 7, 1949, in Toccoa, GA, the son of the late Jack Nun ...
Thom Parrish, 92, Demorest
Thom Parrish, age 92, of Demorest, Georgia fell asleep in death on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Parrish, of Demorest; son and daughter-in-law ...
Dorothy Jean Puddington, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Jean Puddington, 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the home of her son, James, surrounded by her family. Born on June 12, 1929 in Cambri ...

Hall

Melvin Bridges, 78, Gainesville
Melvin Bridges, age 78 of Gainesville entered rest Tuesday June 28, 2022 at his residence with his family by his side. Melvin was born July 9, 1943 in Gainesville, Georgia to th ...
Maria Teresa Ramirez, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Maria Teresa Ramirez, 88, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Fri ...

Jackson

Martha Barrera Morrero Fernandez, age 87 of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Born on Feb. 26, 1935 in Moron, Cuba, Mrs. Fernandez was the daughter of the late ...
Thelma Archer Lord, 99, Nicholson
  Mrs. Thelma Archer Lord, age 99, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Lord was born in Danielsville to the late John an ...
Peggy Sue Loner Shadburn, 61, Jefferson
Peggy Sue Loner Shadburn, age 61, of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Gene Shadburn.  She is survi ...

Lumpkin

Herman C. Warbington, 93, Dahlonega
Mr. Herman C. Warbington, age 93, of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, atSeasons Hospice in Cumming  following a period of declining health.   Mr. W ...

Other

Rev. Griffeth Talmadge “Griff” Carithers, age 81, of Athens, GA died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Rev. Carithers was born in Nicholso ...

White

Sheila Jean Humphries Blalock, born November 17, 1947, in Lynch, Harlan County, Kentucky to Henry A and Mollie Carpenter Humphries.  In 1956, Sheila moved with her parents to ...
James Edward "Jim" Gant, Sr. passed away at home June 28, 2022 following a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 51 ...
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.