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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 22nd, 2016

Gwinnett

Roger Byron Smith, 68, Buford
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger Byron Smith, age 68 of Buford, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 22, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville, Geo ...

Hall

Kaybreigh Lynn Elizabeth Smith, inf, Gainesville
                Infant Kaybreigh Lynn Elizabeth Smith, 2 months, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at ...

Jackson

Tracy Monroe Humphries, age 49 of Talmo, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Chapel of M ...
Wanda J. Mann, 62, Braselton
Wanda J. Mann, age 62, of Braselton passed away Friday, July 22, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Mary Lou Oliver, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Lou Bryant Oliver, age 90, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 22, 2016.  Mrs. Oliver was born in Talm ...

Other

John Sparrow, 66, Unadilla
John Sparrow, age 66, of 1911 Ransom Road, Unadilla, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his residence. Born in Vienna, he was the son of Boots Sparrow and the late J. W. Sparrow. ...
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.