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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2016

Banks

Joe Harold McDuffie, 85, Maysville
Joe Harold McDuffie, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.   Mr. McDuffie was the son of the late John and Leona Moore McDuffie. He was retired ...

Barrow

Shirley Sue Luke Webb, 73, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Sue Luke Webb, age 73 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 18, 2016.  Mrs. Webb was born in Bogart, ...

Forsyth

Bernd Jan Bragg, 69, Cumming
Bernd Jan Bragg 69, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 18, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Gwinnett

Robert Williams, 49, Sugar Hill
Robert J. “Rob” Williams, age 49, of Sugar Hill, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at ...

Habersham

Eloise Simmons Dreher, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dreher was born on February 27, 1926 i ...
Andrew Robert Farkus, 76, Cornelia
Andrew Robert Farkus, age 76 of Cornelia passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mr. Farkus was born and raised in Highland Falls, NY where his father was a civilian employee at Wes ...
Isabelle Parson Oliver, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mrs. Oliver was born on July 9, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia. She was preceded in ...

Hall

Linda Hicks Jenkins, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda Hicks Jenkins, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Private Services will be ...
Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, of Gainesville, passed away December 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 i ...

Lumpkin

Rafe Morrison, 93, Dahlonega
Rafe Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, GA., passed away on December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1923, in Gainesville, GA., he was the son of the late F ...

Stephens

Grace Rumsey Coffey, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Grace Rumsey Coffey, age 82 of 1799 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela ...

White

Yvonne Ayers, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Yvonne W. Ayers, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Sunday December 18, 2016. Mrs. Ayers had 9 children and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She had many gif ...
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.