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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 23rd, 2016

Banks

Alexis Brianna Shockley, 12, Maysville
Miss Alexis Brianna Shockley, age 12 of Maysville passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 of an automobile accident. Funeral services are schedule for Thursday October 27, 2016 ...

Forsyth

Gladys Ann Hulbert, age 77, of Connecticut, passed away on October 23, 2016. She was born in 1939, to the late Michael and Lena Phillips. Gladys was a member of The Good Shephard C ...

Jackson

Donald Stephen Benton, 68, Commerce
Mr. Donald Stephen Benton, age 68, of Commerce died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Benton was born in Commerce to the late, Guy and Ruby Smit ...

Other

Gary Lee Short, 66, Alpharetta
Gary Lee Short, age 66, of Alpharetta, GA died on October 23, 2016. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was the owner operator of Classic Lawn Services since 1987. He was ...

Rabun

Lamar Hardman Alley Sr., 90, Lakemont
Lamar Hardman Alley Sr., 90, of Lakemont, Georgia passed away October 23, 2016 with his family at his side. Lamar was a lifelong resident of Lakemont, he was born in the home above ...

Stephens

Mr. Edwin Edward “Ed” Miller, age 90 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late Columbus Jacks ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.