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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 12th, 2016

Banks

Louise Broome, 69, Ruskin, Fl.
Louise Broome, 69 of Ruskin, Florida formerly of Banks County, passed May 12, 2016, peacefully at home.  Louise was a retired school bus driver for the Hillsborough Co ...

Forsyth

Johnie Edwin Mathis, 76, Cumming
Johnie Edwin Mathis, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was a retired Master Sergeant serving in the United States Air Force with 23 years of service. Joh ...

Gwinnett

J. I. O’Shields, 91, Dunwoody
J. I. O’Shields, age 91, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 1PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. ...

Hall

Doris Sella Barrett, 92, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Doris Sella Barrett, 92 years old, died peacefully at her home in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Thursday, May 12, 2016.   She was born April 14, 1924 in Pate ...
Onia H. Saine, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 14, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Onia Heaton Saine, age 89 of Gainesville. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore, Rev. J ...
Kirk Andre Taylor, 55, Gainesville
  Kirk Andre Taylor, age 55, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 following an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 1 PM Thu ...

Jackson

George Anthony “Tony” Ervin, age 79 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday May 12, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Ervin was the son of the late George Rufus and Kathleen M ...

White

Sally Louise Hudson, 83, Cleveland
Sally Louise Hudson, age 83 of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on April 12, 2016 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. Mrs. Hudson was born on August 18, 1932, in Travis City, ...
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.