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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Joyce Grigsby, 77, Dawsonville
Joyce Grigsby, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 2, 2016 following a period of declining health. Born July 16, 1939 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Thomas Lest ...

Forsyth

Terry Wayne Medley, 54, Cumming
Terry  Wayne Medley, age 54, of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Terry was always active. He loved to fish and watch the Georgia Bulldogs play. He is preceded ...

Gwinnett

Cody Michael Fisher, 27, Dacula
Cody Michael Fisher, age 27 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...
Barbara Jean Stinchcomb, 67, Hoschton
Barbara "Doll" Jean Stinchcomb, age 67, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Barbara loved her family,  fishing, western movies, the mountains, the beach ...

Habersham

Jennifer Louneal Dalton, 36, Demorest
Jennifer Louneal Dalton, age 36, of Demorest passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Dalton was born December 15, 1979 in Demorest to Richar ...
Roger Paul LaPrade, 71, Alto
Roger Paul LaPrade, age 71 of Alto, passed away on Sunday, October 02, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Washington, D.C. on March 13, 1945, he was a son of the late J ...
Lamar Joseph Robinson, inf, Mt. Airy
Infant Lamar Joseph Robinson of Mt. Airy passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on May 31, 2016 he is a son of Danny and Cameo Wilbanks Kelly Robinson of M ...

Hall

Dr. Rod L. Bell, Sr., 82, Oakwood
Dr. Rod L. Bell, Sr., age 82, of Oakwood entered the gates of Heaven Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Gainesville, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center with his family. Memorial Servic ...
Reuben Adams Chandler, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Reuben Adams Chandler, age 88, of Gainesville died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Bountiful Hills Personal Care Home.  Mr. Chandler was born in Monroe to the late, Curtis Euge ...
Rita Griffith Collins, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Griffith Collins, 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 while under Hospice care at her home. She was born to the late Joseph and Betty Grif ...
  Bethany Elea Marchman Wood passed away peacefully on October 2, 2016. She is survived by her two sons Asher & Luke Wood and their father Jarod Wood; parents, Howel ...

Jackson

Dennis Raymond Bullock, 65, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dennis Raymond Bullock, age 65, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Mr. Bullock was born in Athens, Geo ...
  Mrs. Martha Farmer Venable Johnson, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 2, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Mineral Bluff, GA to ...

White

Lance David Artis, 30, Cleveland
Lance David Artis, age 30, of Cleveland, GA passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He leaves behind an unborn child, his first. H ...
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.