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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 18th, 2014

Habersham

Addie Lene Brock Segers, age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born in Banks County on September 16, 1930, she was a daughter of the ...
Barbara Ann HardimanAugust 30, 1940
Evelyn Franklin Thomason, 80, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Evelyn Franklin Thomason, age 80, of Mount Airy, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from the Antioch Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth Franklin and ...

Hall

Mrs. Rebecca June Jackson Stephens, age 81, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...

Lumpkin

Patsy Gail Miller, 58, Dahlonega
Patsy Gail Miller, age 58, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center.She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and of the Baptist F ...

Stephens

John Henry Collins, 73, Eastanollee
Mr. John Henry Collins, age 73 of 3718 Wolf Pit Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at his residence. A son of the late Ira and Sara Wilson Collins, he ...
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.