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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 26th, 2016

Dawson

Geraldine “Gerry” Bergstrom, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday April 26, 2016. Born October 9, 1935 in Chieopee, MA to the late Bronislaw and Laura Bell Rygiel, ...

Habersham

Olga Jimenez Johnson, age 60 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in San Antonio, Texas on April 8, 1956, she was a daughter of the late Jose M. Jimenez and Maria ...
Steve Marshall McDuffie, age 69 of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.   Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 02, 1946, Mr. McDuffie was th ...

Hall

Evelyn H. Kephart, 99, Gainesville
Evelyn Haynes Kephart passed away on April 26, 2016, at age 99.  She would have been 100 years ago on July 27; she was born in1916.   She was a graduate of Chattah ...

Stephens

Mr. Randolph Fred Northcutt Jr., age 84 of 140 Currahee Place, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.   ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.