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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 21st, 2016

Dawson

Diana Long, 62, Dawsonville
Diana Long, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospital following a period of declining health. Diana was born February 3, 1954 in Hornchurch, England ...

Habersham

Winston Weldon Ayers, Jr., age 88 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016. Born in Homer, Georgia on September 1, 1927, he was a son of the late Winston Weldon, Sr. and ...
Betty Brown Johnson, 88, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Betty Brown Johnson, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 10:00 AM from the Ebenezer United Methodist Church cemetery with fu ...

Hall

Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, Gainesville
Happy Garner Kirkpatrick, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Cremato ...
Amon Odean McDougald, 80, Gainesville
  Amon Odean McDougald, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an extended illness.    &nb ...
Alice B. Taylor, 92, Gainesville
Alice B. Taylor, 92, of Gainesville, GA died on Tuesday, March 21, 2016 at Vitas Hospice.  Born in Lawrence, KS she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Alice Bliesner.& ...

Jackson

Sarah Davidson Nelson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Sarah Davidson Nelson, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Monday, March 21, 2016 at her residence.  She was born in Commerce to the late R.M. and Tallulah Merle Rogers Davidson ...
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.