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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 3rd, 2016

Habersham

Elaine Worthy Black, 75, Demorest
Elaine Worthy Black, age 75, of Demorest, went to be with The Lord Thursday March 3, 2016 following  an extended illness. Mrs. Black was born January 11, 1941, in Char ...
Rev. William Orman Knight, 91, Clarkesville
Rev. William Orman Knight, 91, of Clarkesville, died March 3 from complications associated with vascular dementia.  He was born June 5, 1924, at Pinedale, the Knight family ...

Hall

Myrtle Tipton Everett, 91, Gainesville
Myrtle Tipton Everett passed away March 3, 2016. She was born on August 21, 1924 in White County, Ga. but grew up in Chicopee Village. Mrs. Everett was the daughter of Carl and Jos ...
Ms. Judith Ann (Murray) Grubbs, age 74, of Lula, GA, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.         &n ...

Lumpkin

Robeson Carter Pickel, 85, Dahlonega
Robeson Carter Pickel age 85 of Dahlonega passed away on March 3, 2016.  Mr. Pickel was graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and was a mem ...

Other

Mary Evelyn Gositt, 67, Hull
Mary Evelyn Gositt, age 67 of Hull, GA passed away Thursday March 03, 2016. Mrs. Gositt was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Alice Pearl Hubbard Burtling. She was of the H ...

White

Miles Herbert Faine, 82, Cleveland
Mr.Miles Herbert Fain, age 82 of Cleveland. Herbert passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm, Sunday, March 6, 2016 in the funeral chapel with ...
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.