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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 14th, 2016

Forsyth

The Reverend Doctor James Richard (Dick) Gantt, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Dick was born September 11, 1933 in High Point, North Carolina to Margare ...
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, Cumming
Andrew Ryan Schwartz, 28, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.  Arrangements by McDonal ...
Arianna Elizabeth Strawn passed December 14, 2015 at her home in Cumming Georgia. She was 11 years old, born January 27, 2005 in Rome, Georgia, and attended Piney Grove Middle Scho ...

Habersham

James Al “Bud” Lee, Jr., age 41 of Demorest, passed away December 14, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia on January 12, 1975, he was a ...

Hall

Wesley A. Mooney, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Wesley A. Mooney, 83, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December ...
Doris Sutton, 86, Gainesville
Doris Lee Sutton, of Gainesville, died Wednesday the 14th of December at Bellminor Nursing Home. Born in 1930 in Clarkesville, GA., Doris spent most of her life caring for other ...

Jackson

Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eddie Andrew Bryant Sr., age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Mr. Bryant was born in Atlanta, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Mattie Cuelean Patterson, 86, Oldfort, TN formerly of Dahlonega
Mattie Cuelean Patterson, age 86, of Oldfort, TN (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Mattie was born in Gainesville, GA on September 27, 1930 ...

Other

Jaye Perry, 55, Canton
Mr. Jaye Perry 55, of Canton, Georgia passed away on December 14, 2016. No services are currently scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Stephens

Mr. John “Johnny” William Martin, age 74 of 166 Preacher Martin Road, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. A son of the late Re ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Kenneth “Ken” Bess, age 70 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bess passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his ...
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.