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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 18th, 2016

Forsyth

James B. Armstrong, 95, Cumming
James B. Armstrong, a longtime resident of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully at his nursing home in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday, July 18, 2016. James was a 95 years old.&nbs ...
Richard Leonard Bohrer, 75, Cumming
Richard Leonard Bohrer, age 75, of Cumming passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. An avid sports fan, he loved his family and enjoyed fishing, gardening, his pet ducks and his dog, Giz ...

Gwinnett

Robert I. Medelean, Jr., age 18 of Duluth, GA died suddenly Monday, July 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...

Habersham

Tina Marie Chitwood, 44, Clarkesville
Tina Marie Chitwood, age 44 of Clarkesville, passed away July 18, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1972, she was a daughter of Cynthia Ann Bell. She was pr ...
Judy Ann Roberts, 58, Mt. Airy
  Judy Ann Roberts, age 58 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 17, 1958, she was a daughter of the late Clyde ...

Hall

Donna Sue Chandler Barnes, age 77 of Clermont, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
William James Farr, 84, Gainesville
William James Farr, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Thur ...
Mary Nell White, 85, Clermont
Mary Nell White, 85, of Clermont, passed away , Monday July 18, 2016 at Grady Hospital following a short illness. Mrs. White was a homemaker, and a member of the Wahoo Baptist C ...

Jackson

Anthony S. Fiorentino, 91, Commerce
Services for Anthony S. Fiorentino age 91 of Commerce will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. from the Chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home.

Other

Evelyn Anglin Melton, 71, Alpharetta
Evelyn Anglin Melton, 71, born October 19, 1944 in Alpharetta, Ga., received her angel wings on July 11, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fl.  Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmot ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.