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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 22nd, 2016

Gwinnett

Harry Douglas “Doug” Wallace, age 77 of Buford, GA died Monday, August 22, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, August ...

Habersham

Maude Ree Thompson Broom, 88, Demorest
Funeral services for Maud Ree Thompson Broom, age 88, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville.  ...
James Simmemon, 56, Alto
James Simmemon, age 56, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. Mr. Simmemon was born on June 25, 1960 in Habersham County, Georgia. He is preceded in death by ...

Other

Leslie Earl Kemp, 61, Cedar Bluff, AL
Leslie Earl Kemp age 61 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, formerly of Atlanta passed away August 22, 2016 from complications of COPD.  Surviving are his mother, Bobbie T. Kemp and his ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Elda McFarlin Hallford, age 83 of 424 Law House Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late Fitzugh L. and Floss ...
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.