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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 3rd, 2016

Dawson

Laurel Weir Mackenzie, 56, Dawsonville
Ms Laurel Weir Mackenzie age 56 of Dawsonville passed away on October 3, 2016.  Laurel was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and later moved to Florida where she resided until 2005 ...

Habersham

L. B. Robinson, 87, Gainesville
Mr. L. B. Robinson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Born on June 11, 1935, Sidney Lanier Roland Jr. was the son of the late Sidney Lanier Ro ...

Hall

Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, Gainesville
Audrey Rita Hughes Puckett, 90, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home in Gainesville, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted at Memorial Park Funeral Home at 2030 Memor ...
Noel Douglas Gibbs, 60, Greenwood, Indiana formerly of Gainesville
  Noel Douglas Gibbs, age 60, of Greenwood, Indiana passed away at his home on October 3, 2016. Doug was born June 19, 1956 in Gainesville, Georgia to  J.D (Doug) and ...
Tammy Potter, 51, Gainesville
       Ms. Tammy Potter age 51 of Gainesville passed away on Monday October 03, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illn ...
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.