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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 30th, 2016

Forsyth

  Alan Joseph Meade Jr affectionately known as "Big Al" passed peacefully on Saturday April 30th 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 16 1937 in B ...

Gwinnett

Rayford Leonard Vickers, age 89 of Dacula, (formerly of Flowery Branch), passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 following a short illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Habersham

Gladys Marian Woodward, 94, Cornelia
Gladys Marian Woodward, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016. No formal services will be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funera ...

Hall

Mrs. Eva Dell Allison Hughes, 85 of Oakwood passed away Friday April 29, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late Will ...
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, 42, Gillsville
Joseph Paul (Joey) Robinson, age 42 of Gillsville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 on his farm following a sudden illness.     Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Joyce Willis, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Willis, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, May 2, 201 ...

Jackson

William Oliver Lightfoot, 88, Commerce
William Oliver Lightfoot age 88 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lightfoot was born on January 4, 1928 to the late Warren &am ...
Vaughn Grady Stiles, 75, Commerce
VaughnL Grady Stiles 75 of Commerce passed away Saturday April 30,2016 following a brief illness. He was born June 9, 1940 in Sylvia, N.C. to the late late Grady Monroe and Mary ...

Other

Juddie Smith Watkins, 94, Lavonia
  Mrs. Juddie Smith Watkins, age 94, of North Fork, Lavonia, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa.    Daughter o ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert Berland “Bob” Revels, age 89 of Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his residence.   Son of the late J.C. and ...
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.