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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 17th, 2016

Dawson

Loy D. Hughes, 88, Monroe
Loy D. Hughes, 88, of Monroe passed away Monday May 16, 2016 at Great Oaks Senior Living following a period of declining health. Born September 13, 1927 in Dawson County to the ...

Habersham

Grady Lee Poole, 91, Clarkesville
Grady Lee Poole, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully at his home of almost 24 years in Clarkesville, Georgia on Monday, May 16, 2016. ...

Hall

Amy Lucille Fleming (Susie) died peacefully on May 17, 2016 at Ashton Senior Living after a brief illness.  She was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist Church.  Because ...
George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, Gainesville
Mr. George Harold Hogsed, Jr., 77, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mr. Hogsed was born on September 17, 1938. ...
Sherry Malee Mills, 53, Oakwood
Mrs. Sherry Malee Mills, age 53 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Ma ...

Lumpkin

Donald James Capie, 78, Dahlonega, formerly of Chula Vista, California
Donald James Capie age 78 of Dahlonega and Chula Vista California passed away on May 17, 2016. Don was born in Long Island New York and served in the US Navy, he was a member of th ...

Stephens

Mr. James Claborn Holbrooks, Sr., age 83 of 606 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Paul Eugene and ...

White

Dewey L. Turner, 52, Cleveland
Dewey LaWayne Turner, age 52 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Habersham Home. Mr. Turner was born on April 14, 1964, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Ralph and F ...
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.