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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 22nd, 2016

Banks

Wendall Carter Parker, 88, Hollingsworth
    Wendall Carter Parker, age 88, of Hollingsworth Community, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Mr. Parker was born on September 20, 1927, in ...

Hall

Eva Pauline “Miss Polly” Helton passed away June 22, 2016. Born in Hall County, Ga. 04/11/1928, she was the daughter of Steve Russell and Eva Clark Russell. She was ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Ann Stephens Cantrell, age 57, of Braselton, who passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Mrs. Cantrell is the daughter of Ro ...
Jeannette Haynes Denton, 76, Commerce
Jeannette Haynes Denton age 76 of Commerce passed away June 22, 2016 at her residence.   Mrs. Denton was born March 15, 1940 to the late Walter & Susie Leachman Hayn ...

Other

Delores Anita Canon, 69, LEESBURG, Ga.
A reception to celebrate the life of Delores Anita Canon, age 69, will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00am at 356 Creekside Drive, Leesburg, Georgia.  Ms. Canon passed a ...

Stephens

Aubrey Lee Phillips, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Aubrey Lee Phillips, age 87 of 128 Racetrack Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Harvey Loveless Phillips a ...
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.