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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 20th, 2016

Forsyth

Misko, William John “Bill”, age 66, passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 9:00pm in Cumming, Georgia of complications to a service related injury. He was born in H ...

Gwinnett

 Mr. Jerry “Wayne” Archer age 74 of Duluth passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. No services will be planned. ...

Habersham

Don Carroll, 84, Clarkesville
Don Carroll, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, following an extended illness.  Mr. Carroll was born on March 20, 1932 in Carrollt ...
Willard Wesley Cook, 90, Clarkesville
Willard Wesley Cook, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Mr. Cook was born on January 17, 1926 in Dacula, Georgia to the la ...
Jesse Robert Looney, 33, Demorest
Jesse Robert Looney, age 33, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  Mr. Looney was born February 3, 1983 in Anniston, AL. He was preceded in de ...

Hall

Ruby Dean (Cleveland) Thomas, age 88 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mesun Hospice following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Ap ...

Jackson

Loyd Iven Shipley, 67, Bethlehem
Loyd Iven Shipley, age 67, of Bethlehem passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  He loved motorcycles and his family.  Survivors include his sons Horace Shipley and Sabrina ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Louise Riddle, 86, Dahlonega
  Evelyn Louise Riddle, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away April 20, 2016.   Evelyn was born October 20, 1929.  She was a homemaker and was a member of Oa ...

Other

James W. Bruce, 63, McDonough
James W. Bruce, age 63 of McDonough, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016. No services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.co ...

Rabun

Thomas Dee Hammons, 51, Clayton
Mr. Thomas Dee Hammons, age 51 of 73 Peaceful Lane, Clayton, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center.   A son of Tom Hammons and M ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.