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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 21st, 2016

Forsyth

Randall “Hotrod” Martin, 57, of Cumming passed away Sunday August 21, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born November 29, 1958, he was a ...
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, Cumming
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  She was a loving wife, and mother who spent the better part of her career teaching 2nd grade in South Florid ...

Habersham

Regina Shirley Eller Sumpter, age 53 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Sumpter was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May ...

Hall

William Ellerbe Pelham, IV, 67, Gainesville
Mr. William Ellerbe Pelham, IV, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at New Horizons Lanier Park following an extended illness.      ...

Jackson

Walter Scott Nordan, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Scott Nordan, age 62 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Mr. Nordan was born in North Ca ...
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.