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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 21st, 2016

Forsyth

Martha Hubble Doan, 81, Cumming
  Martha Hubble Doan, age 81, of Cumming, Georgia passed into God’s hands on Sunday, February 21, 2016.  Martha was born on February 17, 1935 in Indiana to the l ...

Habersham

David Wilson Burns, 73, Clarkesville
Memorial services for David Wilson Burns, age 73, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM from the Community Baptist Churc ...

Hall

Bobby Lewis Kenimer, 73, Murrayville
  Bobby Lewis Kenimer, age 73 of Murrayville, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Gold City following a brief illness.          ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William “Bill” Thomas Rosenberg, age 72, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Mr. Rosenberg was bor ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lee Grindle, 85, Dahlonega
Fannie Lee Grindle, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 21, 2016.  Mrs. Grindle was born in Lumpkin County, the daughter of the late Robert Leo and Dollie Mary ...

Rabun

Noma Ruth Gipson Shirley, age 73, of Clayton, Georgia went to be with the Lord February 21, 2016.   Noma was born in Rabun County the daughter of the late Dock Dial Gips ...

Stephens

Mrs. Judy Ann Stroud Norris, age 69 of Morningside Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her residence.   A daughter of the late Roy and Mary C ...

White

Dorothy Marie Grizzle, 75, Cleveland
Dorothy Marie Grizzle, 75 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016.  She was born in Dahlonega, GA on August 08, 1940 to the late Edward Anderson and Neoma Seabolt A ...
Dolores Mitchell Lawton, 82, Cleveland
Dolores Mitchell Lawton age 82 passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mrs. Lawton was born June 26, 1933 in Covington, KY to t ...
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.