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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Audrey Simmons Armstrong, 60 of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side.  She was a member of First Redeemer Church, Cumming, GA. A lo ...
Anne Irene Silvera, 69, Cumming
Mrs. Anne Irene Silvera, age 69 of Cumming passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Eastside Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Prince of Peac ...

Gwinnett

Robert F. (Bob) Green, 73, Buford
Robert F. “Bob” Green, age 73 of Buford, GA died Monday, May 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Habersham

Donald Kimbrell, 76, Mt. Airy
Donald Kimbrell, age 76 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 24, ...
Mary Frances Knight, 80, Cornelia
Mary Frances Knight, 80 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016.   Born in Banks County on May 06, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Hattie Chitwood ...

Hall

Mr. William (Bill) McCauley Hawkes, age 76, of Hoschton passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   Service will be at 11: ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Susan Marie Bagwell Massey, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Susan was born May ...
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.