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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 4th, 2016

Dawson

William J. “Bill” Gardiner, Jr., 55, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 17, 1961 in Warwick, Rhode Island, M ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jenkins Green, 82, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Barbara Jenkins Green, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Habersham

Thomas Elton Hogan, 55, Mt. Airy
Thomas Elton Hogan, age 55 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Mr. Hogan was born July 17, 1961 in Demorest to the late Thomas Hoyt Hogan and Ellabe Collins ...
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, 66, Mt. Airy
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, age 66, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. McConnell was born on J ...

Hall

Marlene Elizabeth Barth, of Gainesville, passed away on October 4, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 ...
Ruth Anne Drechsel, 89, Gainesville
Ruth Anne Drechsel, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the Lord’s presence on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She was born in Schenectady, NY, and had resided at Lanier Vill ...
Steve Smith, 62, Gainesville
Steve Smith, 62 of Gainesville died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was the son of the late Lee and Ed ...

Jackson

John Donald Grund, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Donald Grund, age 88, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Mr. Grund was born in East Orange, Ne ...
Mrs. Evelyn Estelle Pettyjohn Lewallen, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Lewallen was born in Talmo to the late Claud and Estelle ...

Other

George Patat, 73, Carnesville
George Patat age 73 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016. Mr. Patat was born November 20, 1942 to the late Harry & Lula Kay Patat. He had a Bachelor’s degre ...
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.