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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 22nd, 2016

Banks

Lisa Ann Dodd Martin, 46, Baldwin
Lisa Ann Dodd Martin, age 46 of Baldwin, passed away on December 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 8, 1970 she was the da ...

Barrow

Vera Davis Pace, 83, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Vera Davis Pace, age 83 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, December 22, 2016.  Mrs. Pace was born in Jefferson, ...

Forsyth

John Edward Hanville, 40, Cumming
It is with deep regret that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved, John Edward Hanville. He made his place among our angels on December 22, 2016 at 10:17 a.m. at the ag ...
June McCormick, 79, Cumming
June McCormick, age 79 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. June was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McC ...

Habersham

Charles Earnest Hamilton, 52, Clarkesville
Charles Earnest Hamilton, age 52, of Clarkesville passed away December 22, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM at 299 Palm ...
Buford Whisenant, Jr., 71, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Buford Whisenant, Jr., age 71, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Larry Free will of ...

Hall

Susan Elaine Kelley, Gainesville
Ms. Susan Elaine Kelley, of Gainesville, passed away December 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L Kelley, and granddaught ...

Jackson

Michael Shane Lusk, 40, Jefferson
Michael Shane Lusk, age 40 of Jefferson, GA passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016.   Mr. Lusk was the son of Warren Scott and Yvonne Cobb Lusk. He was a partner with L ...
Jackie Lee Scott, 63, Nicholson
Mr. Jackie Lee Scott, age 63, of Nicholson died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Augusta.  Mr. Scott was born in Arkansas.  Mr. Scott was a member of Riv ...
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.