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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 4th, 2016

Forsyth

Ravenel (Holloway) Haile, 95, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 after being diagnosed with liver cancer on March 29..  Born in Summer Shade, KY she was the daughter of the la ...
Harold Edward Gill, 85, Cumming
Harold Edward Gill, 85, of Cumming, GA died on May 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.    He was born in New Jersey and was a life-long Episcopalian.  Har ...

Habersham

Marvin Lee Cantrell, 79, Mt. Airy
  Marvin Lee Cantrell, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Turnerville, Georgia on July 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Harley Cantrell an ...

Jackson

Donald “Donnie” Bruce Miles, age 71, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Donnie was born in Maryland and moved to Georgia in 1994.  Survivors inc ...
David Allen Gloyd, 79, Commerce
Mr. David Allen Gloyd, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Gloyd was born in Sharon, CT to the late George Casper and Rose P ...
Danny E. Waldrop, 64, Talmo
Danny E. Waldrop, age 64 of Talmo, GA passed away Wednesday May 04, 2016.   Mr. Waldrop was the son of the late Gene and Guynita Smith Waldrop. He served our country as a ...
William Marvin Young, Jr, 70, Commerce
William Marvin Young, Jr. age 70 of Commerce passed away May 4, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta.   Mr. Young was born September 5, 1945 in Decatu ...

Other

Arlys Jean Strub, 57, Alpharetta
Arlys Jean Strub, age 57, of Alpharetta passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  A native of Grundy Center, IA, then moving to Georgia in 1985. She enjoyed her career as a bus dri ...

Rabun

Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center.   He was born in Gainesville, GA on Septembe ...
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.