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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 5th, 2016

Barrow

Mary Sue Chandler, 88, Winder
Mrs. Mary Sue Chandler, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 5, 2016 at her residence.  A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late&nb ...

Forsyth

Marlene A. Sagnelli passed away November 5, 2016.  Loving daughter of Anna and William Morganstern.  She was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut where she met her hu ...
Paul H. Schneider, 74, Cumming
Paul H. Schneider, age 74, of Cumming, GA, passed away on November 5, 2016, after a brief illness. Paul was born December 16, 1941, in Bellwood, Illinois, to the late Harry and Edn ...
Floyd Dupree Spratlin, 90, Cumming
Floyd Dupree Spratlin, 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 05, 2016 at The Gardens of Roswell, Suwanee Dr.  Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cu ...

Habersham

Mary Long Brewer, 68, Baldwin
Mary Long Brewer, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016.   Mrs. Brewer was born on October 18, 1948, in Greenville, South Carolina, to the l ...

Hall

Ernest Frank Abercrombie, 67, Flowery Branch
Ernest Frank Abercrombie age 67 of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday November 5. Memorial Service 2:00 p.m. Friday River Forks Park Pavilion. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesvil ...
Alan Dexter Williams, Sr., 61, Gainesville
Mr. Alan Dexter Williams, Sr. age 61 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Williams was born June 7 ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Silman Love, age 71, of Commerce, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Mrs. Love was bo ...

Stephens

James Henry Whiten, 88, Toccoa
Mr. James Henry Whiten, age 88 of 1633 Talmadge Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Henry Benjam ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.