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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 30th, 2016

Gwinnett

William Bryce Haynes, Sr., age 88, of Suwanee, formerly of Macon, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, Mr. Haynes was retired Execu ...

Habersham

Mary Dodd Hopkins, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. Mrs. Hopkins was born on June 28, 1929, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Travis and Ester ...
Syble Hester Sweat, 73, Clarkesville
Syble Hester Sweat, age 73 of Clarksville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church in Bethlehem, GA. Syble was a retired seamstress at ...

Hall

William Danny Allison, 56, Gainesville
       Mr. William Danny Allison, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...
David G. Owens, 60, Gainesville
Mr. David “Dave” G. Owens, age 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully Monday, May 30, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended illness. Born on Jun ...

Jackson

Milton E. (Bill) Moore, 97, Commerce
Milton E. Moore (Bill), age 97, went to his heavenly home May 30, 2016 at his home in Atlanta, GA.  Mr. Moore was born in St. Louis, MO to the late Erle and Mildred Moore.&nbs ...

Stephens

  Mrs. Elizabeth Katherine Collins (“Betty”), age 84 of Lovers Lane, Toccoa passed away into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 30, 2016 at her ...
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.