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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 30th, 2016

Banks

Eloise Parker Antley, age 84 of Alto, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 6:30 pm Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy ...

Gwinnett

Patricia H. Oreszko of Buford, Georgia, loving wife, devoted mother and loyal friend left this life to begin eternal life on Sunday, October 30, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be hel ...

Hall

Shirley Garner Clinton, 74, Gainesville
Shirley Garner Clinton, 74, of Gainesville passed away Sunday October 30, 2016 at Clay County Care Center in Hayesville, North Carolina following a period of declining health. B ...
Lorene Freeman, 96, Gainesville
Lorene Freeman, age 96, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016. Mrs. Freeman was born on December 13, 1919, in White County, to the late Martha West.  She ...
Katherine Whitmire, 78, Chicopee
Katherine Whitmire, 78, of Chicopee, GA passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held ...

Jackson

Mary Elizabeth Hill, 96, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hill, age 95, of Commerce died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Hill was born in Royston, GA to the late, Charlie Lee and Alice R ...

Stephens

Kenneth Odis Jameson, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Odis Jameson, age 59 of 205 W. Silver Shoals Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his residence. A son of Annette Crump ...
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.