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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 2nd, 2016

Dawson

Michael Willis Chester, 56, Dawsonville
Michael Willis Chester, 56, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 5, 1960 to the late Clayton and Norma Lee ...
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, 65, Dawsonville
Kathy Marlene Porter Davis, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on August 1, 2016.   Kathy was the daughter of the late John Neil and Shirley Lawrence Porter. She is ...

Forsyth

Danny Lee Thomas, 68, Cumming
Danny Lee Thomas, age 68, of Cumming was carried home by his lord on Tuesday, August  2, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Danny was born in Ocilla, GA, in 1947 to the late ...

Habersham

Lucille Deaton Roberts, 92, Mt. Airy
  Lucille Deaton Roberts, age 92, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born in Swaine County, North Carolina on August 25, 1923, she was the daughter of ...

Hall

William Robert Adams, Jr, 77, Orlando, FL. formerly of Gainesville
William Robert Adams, Jr., age 77 of Orlando, Florida formerly of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016. A graveside service will be held on August 6, 2016 at 11:00am ...
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, 42, Gainesville
Rebecca Lynn Perry Ketchum, age 42 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 in Monroe, Georgia at Clearview Hospital following natural causes. Funeral services will be ...
Annette Casper Looper of Lula, Georgia, passed away on August 2, 2016 at the age of 69. The family will receive friends on Friday August 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Memor ...
Felix Orellano Sanchez, 87, Gainesville
Felix Orellano Sanchez, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2016 at 1:00pm in the ...
Robert (Bo) Young, Gainesville
On August 2nd, 2016 , Our Lord called home his faithful servant and our precious loved one, Sergeant First Class (retired) Robert "Bo" Young.  Bo was born May 9th, 1 ...

Jackson

Joe Louis Wadford, Jr, 41, Braselton
Joe Louis Wadford, Jr., age 41, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Louis was an employee for Van Kirk Electric in Winder.  He was a certified commercial d ...

Stephens

Bessie Leona Bassham, 93, Martin
  Miss Bessie Leona Bassham, age 93 of 124 Deer Trail Road, Martin, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late William Ashford ...

White

Freeda Trail, 81, Cleveland
Freeda Trail age 81, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday August 2, 2016.  Mrs. Trail was born in Willis, VA the daughter of the late Dura Keith and Lizena Sutphin Keith.   ...
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.