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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 16th, 2016

Banks

Danny Jackson Wilder, 57, Commerce
Danny Jackson Wilder age 57 of Commerce passed away January 16, 2016.   Mr. Wilder was born January 15, 1959 in Commerce to the late Herman Ludwin and Bertha Luthi Wilder. H ...

Dawson

Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, Dawsonville
Tammie Lynn Littleton, 51, of Dawsonville, GA died on January 16, 2016.  Born in North Tonawanda, NY she was the daughter of the late Donald Shepherd and Sandra Travis of Lock ...

Hall

Cheryl Davis Boyd, 57, Gainesville
Cheryl Davis Boyd, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at her residence following a sudden illness.    Funeral services are scheduled for ...
David P. Day, 60, Gainesville
David P. Day, 60, of Gainesville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016. David was born in Atlanta, on August 20, 1955 to Marlin and Doris D. Day.  He was a graduate of Lakeside ...

Jackson

Rev. Donald Gene Trammell, 61 of Commerce passed away on January 16, 2016.    Rev. Trammell was born on December 30, 1954 in Liberty, Kentucky to Doris Evelyn Cooper an ...

Lumpkin

Maxine Long Ralston, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Maxine Ralston, age 79, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday January 16, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness.   A lifelong resident of ...

Stephens

BillyRay Tittle, 56, Martin
BillyRay Tittle, age 56 of Martin, GA passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.     Mr. Tittle was the son of Jackie E. Tanksley Tittle and the late George Tittle. ...
Charles Leon Walters, 53, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Leon Walters (also known by many as Henry and/or Charlie), age 53, of Mulkey Road, Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the residence.    A ...

White

Jerry Fordham, 77, Sautee
Jerry Fordham age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park Nursing Home in Gainesville.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this ...
Jerry Daniel Fordham, Sr. age 77 of Sautee passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday January 20, 2016 at Cleveland First Bap ...
Brenda Griffin Savage age 71 of Lula passed away Saturday January 16, 2016.  Mrs. Savage was born in Hall County the daughter of the late Ora H. and Mary Lou Butler Griffin ...
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.