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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 3rd, 2016

Banks

Jeffery Thomas Fountain age 50 of Homer passed away Friday Jan. 1, 2016. Mr. Fountain was born March 5, 1965 to the late Thomas Jefferson Fountain and Patricia Myers Varner. He ...

Barrow

Lynette Bentley Byrd, 65, Bethlehem
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Forsyth

Carol Sue Learn, 62, Cumming
Carol Sue Learn, age 62, passed away suddenly on January 3rd, 2016, at 5:05 pm. She is now dancing with the Lord.   She is survived by her son, Jason Troncone (Marilyn) ...
Betty Nell Perry, 81, Cumming
Betty Nell Perry, age 81 of Cumming, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2016. Betty was a lifetime member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was employed at Jackson's 5 and ...

Hall

Vivian Clark Singleton, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Clark Singleton, 95 of Gainesville died Saturday January 3, 2016 at The Oaks on Limestone. A life long resident of Hall County, Mrs. Singleton was the daughter of th ...
Herbert G. Williams, 89, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday January 6, 2016 at Harmony Hall Baptist Church for Herbert G. Williams, age 89, of Gillsville. The Rev. John Kinsey and Rev ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann “Big Gal” Jones, age 70, of Commerce, who passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Mrs. Jones was born in Jackso ...

Lumpkin

Alfred Caldwell, 58, Dahlonega
Alfred Caldwell age 58 of Dahlonega passed away on January 3, 2016.  He was a 1975 graduate of Lumpkin County High School, an avid hunter, and enjoyed gold panning.   ...

Other

Doyle Baxter, 89, Hull
Doyle Baxter, age 89 of Hull, GA passed away Sunday January 03, 2016.   Mr. Baxter was the son of the late Ruben Joseph and Ruth Sanders Baxter and the widow of Lizzie T ...
Phyllis Combs Leet, 88, Germantown, TN
Phyllis Combs Leet died on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in Germantown, Tennessee. She was three days shy of her 89th birthday.  Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and ...

Stephens

Myrtle Moseley White, 93, Toccoa
Mrs. Myrtle Moseley White age 93, of 339 West Savannah Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday January 3, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A daughter of the ...
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.