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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 25th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Franklin D. “Red” Harwell, Jr. age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 25, 2016.  A Native of Danielsville, Georgia he was a Son of the late Franklin D ...

Forsyth

John Kingsley Dowling, 85, Cumming
Former long time Ormond Beach resident , John Kingsley Dowling died peacefully at his home in Cumming, GA on December 25th, 2016, at the age of 85. John is survived by his four ...
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, Cumming
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, of Cumming Ga passed away on December 25, 2016. He is survived by his parents Bruce and Jennifer Erikson. His brother Joshua. His grandmother Adrienne Grant ...
Roni Finkelstein, 66, Cumming
Roni Finkelstein, 66, of Cumming passed away on December 25, 2016. Visitation is Wednesday from 10-11am at McDonald and Son Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 11am in t ...

Hall

Emmitt Abner Buffington, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 28, 2016 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Emmitt Abner Buffington, age 89 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Dal ...
Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, of Clermont passed away on Christmas Day after a long illness. Doris was well known for her kind, nurturing spirit, spending her life caring for ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Deborah Ann Johnson Damron, age 51 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Damron was born ...
Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Fisher was born in ...
Anna Henson Johnson, 98, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Anna Henson Johnson, age 98 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Cam ...
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.