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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 14th, 2016

Banks

Bill C. Whitmire, 85, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill C. Whitmire, age 85 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  Mr. Whitmire was born in Jackson Co ...

Habersham

Elma Jean Simpson, 67, Cornelia
Elma Jean Simpson, age 67, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Mrs. Simpson was born on February 5, 1949,  in Rabun County, Georgia to the late Sam ...

Hall

Jackie Sue Adams, 68, Gainesville
       Mrs. Jackie Sue Adams, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended i ...

Jackson

Susan Hardman Strickland, 69, Gillsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susan Hardman Strickland, age 69 of Gillsville, Georgia who entered in to rest Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  Mrs. Strickland was born ...

Other

Jurelle Smith Webb, aged 80, died on June 14, 2016 after a four year battle with cancer.  She was recently preceded in death by her husband, Quincy.  Jurelle was born ...

Rabun

James Clayton McClain passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Mountain View Care Facility in Clayton, Georgia at the age of 100 and ½. He had celebrated his 100th  ...
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.