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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 4th, 2016

Dawson

Kenneth (K.K.) Turner, 85, Dawsonville
Kenneth “K. K.” Turner, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born November 27, 1931 in Salisbury, NC to the late Joseph and Myrtie Vera Turner, he ...

Forsyth

Barbara Pirkle, 74, Cumming
Barbara Pirkle, age 74 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother, B ...

Gwinnett

Ellen Edith Lackey Sturm, age 91 of Athens, GA died December 4, 2016. Funeral service will be held Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. T ...

Habersham

Comer Rudeseal, 101, Mt. Airy
Comer Rudeseal, age 101, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Mr. Rudeseal was born on June 20, 1915 in Mount Airy, Georgia to James Henry and N ...

Hall

James Curtis Griffith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. James Curtis Griffith, also known as “Big Daddy” and “The Dr.” was ushered into eternal rest on December 4, 2016.  James was born October 31, 1932 ...
Vallie Lorene Patton passed away December 4, 2016 after an extended illness at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the chape ...
Mr. “Mack” Malcolm Gordon Pittman, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Helen Spencer, 86, Oakwood
Helen Spencer, 86, of Oakwood, died Sunday December 4, 2016.  A longtime resident of the area and retired business owner, Helen grew up in Chicago, Illinois and was the dau ...

Jackson

Nancy Ruth Graves, 78, Hoschton
Nancy Ruth Graves, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 2005 Hurric ...
Faye Brookshire Roberts, 78, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faye Brookshire Roberts, age 78 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Mrs. Roberts was born in ...

Rabun

Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, 90, Lakemont
Rosemary Jenkins Brooks, age 90, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away on December 4, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Rosemary was the daughter of Bernard “B.P” P ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Eunice Virginia Smith, age 91 of Lula. Mrs. Smith passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. Graveside services are sc ...
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.