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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 21st, 2016

Habersham

Ernestine “Tina” Foster Harvill passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Tina was born in Baldwin, Georgia on August 24, 19 ...
O. B. Johnson, Jr, 79, Flowery Branch
Mr. O. B. Johnson, Jr., age 79, of Alto, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., ...

Hall

Felicia Jackson Burns, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Felicia Jackson Burns passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.  Born March 16, 1927 in Gainesville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the l ...
Elaine Jackson, 63, Murrayville
Elaine Jackson, age 63, of Murrayville, GA passed away on July 21, 2016. Elaine was daughter of the late Herschel Scott and Betty Armstrong.  She was also preceded in death ...
Delma Martin "Del" Scott, 90, Gainesville
Mrs. Delma Martin “Del” Scott, age 90, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.        Born A ...
William Lloyd Sutton, 69, Gainesville
Mr. William Lloyd Sutton age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday July 21, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...

Jackson

Evelyn Rylee Sims, 85, Maysville
Evelyn Rylee Sims, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday July 21, 2016.   Mrs. Sims was the daughter of the late Paul W. and Nettie Hill Rylee. She retired from B ...

Stephens

Pauline Thacker Littleton, 78, Eastanollee
Mrs. Pauline Thacker Littleton age 78 of 2580 Ridgeland Road, Eastanollee passed away Thursday July 21, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Roy T. and Myrtle Standrid ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.