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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Jerry Wayne Melton, 70, Cumming
Jerry Wayne Melton 70, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 10, 2016.   He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Bessie Melton, his sister Joyce Marsh, and his ...

Habersham

Robert “Douglas” Collins, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on July 14, 1932 in ...

Hall

Mrs. Martha Rachel Hulsey Inman passed away December 10, 2016. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was born on September 1, 1957. Mrs. Inman was the daughter of the late Weldon ...

Jackson

George Michael Bullington, 65, Braselton
Mr. George Michael Bullington, age 65, of Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence, with his family. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday ...
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, 57, Braselton
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, age 57, of  Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Howard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting.  Survivors include the love of his ...
Addie Grace Martin, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Addie Grace Martin was born in Jackson County on May 27, 1932 to the parents of James Rance Dukes and Frankie Mae Johnson. She was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church wh ...
Julian C. Varnum, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Julian C. Varnum, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Varnum was born in Jefferson, a so ...

Other

Iree Hembree Logan, 83, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Iree Hembree Logan, age 83 of Athens, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Logan was born in Jackso ...

White

James E. O’Keefe, Jr, 71, Cleveland
James E. O’Keefe, Jr. was born Oct 17th 1945, he was killed running into a burning orphanage to save children, at least that’s what he’ll tell you.   He is p ...
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.