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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 6th, 2016

Forsyth

Robert David Gorrie, Sr. age 63, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary D. Gorrie of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Rob ...
Claire Ann McDonald, 72, Cumming
Claire Ann McDonald, age 72, of Cumming, GA, passed away on July 6, 2016. Claire was born in Newnan, GA, in 1944 to the late Olga and Lelia McDonald. Mrs. McDonald was an employee ...
Daniel Fulton Medis, 78, Cumming
Daniel Fulton Medis, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on July 6, 2016. Daniel was born in Pittsburg, PA, in 1938 to the late Daniel and Jean Medis. Daniel moved to California in ...

Gwinnett

Anthony Dwight James, 67, Buford
Anthony Dwight James, 67, of Buford passed away Wednesday July 6, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 23, 1949 to the late Donn ...

Hall

Arthur Butler, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur Butler returned to his Heavenly home on July 6, 2016.  His devotion to his family and firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace ...
Mr. William “Bill” Howard Reed, age 74, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Private Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Reed was the son of the ...
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.