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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Mary Lou Ruggeri, 79, Cumming
Mary Lou Ruggeri, “Gran”, a long-time resident of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully at age 79 on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Cumming, GA. Mary Lou enjoyed puzz ...

Hall

Gladys Burton, 62, Gainesville
Gladys Burton age 62 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016.  Visitation will be held Saturday January 30, 2016 at Wimberly & Jackson Chapel at 11am. ...
Agnes Parks Cochran, 94, Gainesville
Agnes Parks Cochran, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016. Agnes was born in Austin, Texas on April 13, 1921, the oldest of eight children born to Clay B ...
Douglas A. Hamling, 73, Gainesville
  Mr. Douglas A. Hamling, age 73 of Gainesville, formerly of Massachusetts, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief ill ...
Kimberly Ann Thomas Hubbard, 53, Gainesville
Kimberly Anne Thomas Hubbard, 53, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter of James and M ...
Sheila A. Wadsworth, 82, Oakwood
Sheila A. Wadsworth, age 82 of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016.     Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Ch ...

Jackson

Roy Carroll, Jr., 75, Maysville
Roy Carroll, Jr age 75 of Maysville passed away Saturday Jan. 23, 2016.   Mr. Carroll was born July 10, 1940 in Jefferson to the late Roy Sr & Fannie Furr Carroll. He ...

Lumpkin

Dorothy Faye Abernathy, 78, Dahlonega
Dorothy Faye Abernathy, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at her home following an extended illness. Faye was a native and lifelong resident of Lu ...
Trini René Grizzle Davis, 51, Dahlonega
Trini René Grizzle Davis passed away in her sleep from this earth into Glory on January 23, 2016. She passed away from ongoing health issues regarding Myotonic Dystrophy. ...

Other

Cinnamon Hilliard Carr, 43, cherished wife, mother, sister, and friend was called to her eternal resting place with Christ on January 21, 2016. She left this life immersed in love ...
John Garnet Owens, Jr, 53, Covington
  John Garnet Owens, Jr. 53, from Covington, GA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, while visiting family in Cumming, GA.   Mr. Owens was born in Easley, SC ...

White

Jack Paige Reid, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Jack Paige Reid, age 81 of Cleveland passed away January 23, 2016.  Mr. Reid was born on November 16, 1934 in West Virginia to the late Lewis and Sylvia Reid.  He sur ...
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.