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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 20th, 2016

Habersham

Paul Douglas “Doug” Forester, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Mr. Forester was born on November 20, 1944 in Gainesville, ...
Funeral services for Patricia Irene “Patti” Olmsted Patterson, age 70, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church. ...

Hall

Timothy William King, 53, Flowery Branch
Mr. Timothy William King age 53 of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday August 20, 2016 at his residence. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Mr. King was ...
Randall Hugh Turpin, 69, Gainesville
Randall Hugh Turpin, age 69 of Gainesville, Georgia went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 20, 2016. Mr. Turpin was born January 22, 1947 in Gainesville, G ...

Jackson

Joyce Tolbert, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Joyce Tolbert, age 85 of Commerce died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Tolbert was born in Nicholson to the late, Oliver Charles and Ethel “Babe&r ...
Tommy Gene Venable, 76, Nicholson
Mr. Tommy Gene Venable, age 76 of Nicholson died, Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Venable was born in Nicholson to the late, Carlton and Ollie Mae Adams. &nbs ...

Lumpkin

George Kennedy Hinton, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. George Kennedy Hinton, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his residence. Born in Columbus, Georgia on July 25, 1931, he was the son of Walter B. H ...
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.