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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 28th, 2016

Habersham

Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, 95, Batesville
Funeral services for Rosalie "Rosie" Sutton Free, age 95 of the Batesville community of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2 PM from the Providence ...
Aida Viola Nix Jaworski, age 93 of Alto, took her Heavenly flight on December 28, 2016. Born in Blairsville, Georgia on March 31, 1923 she was a daughter of the late John Frank ...

Hall

Vivian Wade Clark, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Wade Clark, 75, of Gainesville, passed away December 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 7, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Hall County. M ...
William Charles Cole, 70, Gainesville
William Charles Cole age 70 of Gainesville passed away December 28, 2016. Graveside Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday Alta Vista Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Jackie Archer, 77, Nicholson
Mrs. Jackie Archer, age 77, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late J. Willy and Margaret Baxter Lor ...

Stephens

Sarah Schlegel, 82, Toccoa
Sarah Schlegel, age 82, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Mrs. Schlegel was born on May 16, 1934 in Wesson, Mississippi. She was preceded in death ...

White

Dr. James Douglas Tanner Sr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, December 28th. Douglas, as he was known to family and friends, was born in Atlanta in 1930. The youngest of Roscoe ...
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.