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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 8th, 2016

Banks

Robert Leon Turpin, 19, Gillsville
Robert Leon Turpin, age 19 of Gillsville, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on January 27, 1997, he was a son of Edward and Tina Turpin Kel ...

Forsyth

Charles Lamar Shedd, 87, Cumming
Charles Lamar Shedd 87, of Cumming passed away on November 8, 2016. He is predeceased in death by his wife Betty Shedd. He is survived by his children Tina Ingall of Marietta ...
Dorothy H. (Dot) Wood, 80, Conyers, formerly of Cumming
Dorothy H. (Dot) Wood, age 80, of Conyers, formerly of Cumming passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Dot was a caring and kind mother, grandmother and sister who loved making thos ...

Habersham

Froilan Ramirez Flores, 60, Mt. Airy
Froilan Ramirez Flores, age 60, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Mr. Flores was born on April 4, 1956, in Caracheo, Guanajuato, Mexico. He is prec ...

Hall

Bob Driggers, 79, Flowery Branch
Mr. Bob Driggers, age 79, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Waterford Assisted Living with his family, by his side. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., ...
     Mr. Anthony Loring Wiley, age 74, of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness. &n ...

Jackson

Christine Marie Lindstrom, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Christine Marie Lindstrom, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Mrs. Lindstrom was bor ...

Lumpkin

Gary Burghardt Gray, 80, Dahlonega
Gary Burghardt Gray, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday November 8, 2016. Gary was born on March 27, 1936 in Cleveland, OH; moving to Georgia in 1969 and finally to ...
Margaret “Margie” Ellen Michaelsen, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on November 8, 2016. Margie was born on September 15, 1951 in Chicago, IL.  She was a r ...

Other

  Jacqueline B. “Jacque” Dillard age 41 of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Born in Fulton County on May 23, 1975, she was the daughter of Dou ...
Larry W. Herrington, 78, Colbert formerly of Buford
Mr. Larry W. Herrington, age 78, of Colbert, Georgia, formerly of Buford, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at his residence with family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m ...
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.