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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2016

Dawson

Bobbie Ivey, 77, Dawsonville
Bobbie Ivey, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born July 7, 1938 in Lumpkin County to the late Georg ...

Forsyth

Earnest Anderson, 83, Cumming
Earnest Anderson, age 83 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a lifelong member of Temple United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...
Kathleen Timms Rogers, 93, Cumming
Kathleen Timms Rogers, born August 30, 1922, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Watson Rogers, her brother and sister- ...

Habersham

Richard Jackson McAllister, Sr., age 80 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Camp Creek Bapti ...

Hall

Gene Beckstein, 93, Gainesville
Mr. Eugene F. (Gene) Beckstein, age 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.          &nbs ...
Ralph Gwynn Gage, Gainesville
Ralph Gwynn Gage of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, passed away on May 11, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Dobson Gage of 54 years and their children: B ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Briggs, age 87 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mr. Briggs is s ...
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick, 79, Maysville
Betty Lou Kirkpatrick age 79 of Maysville passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mrs. Kirkpatrick was born May 9, 1937 in Talking ...
Mattie Lou Lee, 91, Braselton
Mattie Lou Lee, age 91, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  Mattie liked flowers and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her family, grandchildren and her dogs.& ...
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.