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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Billie C. Russo, 80, Dawsonville
Dr. Billie C. Russo, Sr., 80, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday April 2, 2016 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 24, 1936, Dr. Russo had been ...

Forsyth

Robert L. Mehler, 87, Cumming
Robert L. Mehler, age 87, of Cumming, formerly of Hazlet, NJ passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Mehler and served i ...

Habersham

Julian Vernon Donald, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Julian Vernon Donald, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Nacoochee United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Chew ...

Hall

Rodney Allen, 69, Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville
      Mr. Rodney Allen, age 69, of Hilton Head, SC formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016.      &n ...
Franklin Leon Rider, 80, Gainesville
Franklin Leon Rider, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.     Funeral services ...
    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Robinson passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Gainesville, Georgia.            ...
David G. Stuker, 81, Murrayville
David Stuker, 81, of Murrayville, passed away April 2, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Stuker and daughter, Lisa Stuker. He is survived by his sons and dau ...

Jackson

Freida Hodges Sikes, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Freida Hodges Sikes, age 92 of Lula died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Southern Pines Assisted Living.  Mrs. Sikes was born in Statesboro to the late, Frank and Maggie Grime ...
Dale Coleman Wilson, 63, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dale Coleman Wilson, age 63 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, April 2, 2016.  Mrs. Wilson was bo ...

White

Clara L. Brigham, 44, Cleveland
Clara L. Brigham, age 44 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her residence.  Ms. Brigham was born May 1, 1971 in Anchorage, AK to the alter Albert C. Sloan ...
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.