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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 24th, 2016

Banks

Maggie Lee Harrison, 81, Commerce
Maggie Lee Harrison, age 81, of Commerce, GA peacefully departed this life at The Oaks of Athens Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Maggie was born to the late Harold and ...

Dawson

Karol Lynn Flanders, 67, Dawsonville
  Karol Lynn Flanders, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 24, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born October 30, 1948 in Macon, Georg ...

Habersham

Gladys Leigh Kincaid, 82, Clarkesville
Gladys Leigh Kincaid, age 82 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Mrs. Kincaid was born on February 8, 1934, in Victoria, Virginia, to the late Ju ...

Hall

Mogene Boggs, 81, Gainesville
Ms. Mogene Boggs, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Emory Healthcare of Atlanta, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Ruth Morris Burt, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ruth Morris Burt, age 84, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016 in the Chape ...
Harold Radd Cape, 77, Gillsville
Harold Radd Cape, 77, of Gillsville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Banks County, GA. on October 31, 1938 ...
Elmo Roger Clark, 80, Clermont
 Mr. Elmo Roger Clark, age 80 of Clermont, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial services will be held at a lat ...
Douglas Bay Edmundson, 75, Flowery Branch
Douglas Bay Edmundson, age 75, passed away on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016, as a result of a tragic accident at his home in Flowery Branch, GA.  He was born to the late Robert Bay ...
Marion Eugene “Johnny” Thomas, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funera ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Whitfield, 73, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Whitfield, age 73 of 2716 Oak Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   A son of the late ...

White

Zoraline Gooch Grindle, 92, Cleveland
Mrs. Zoraline Gooch Grindle, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Gateway Health & Rehab following an extended illness.    &nbs ...
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.