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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 23rd, 2016

Gwinnett

Maximo Clavijo, 85, Suwanee
Maximo Clavijo, 85, of Suwanee, GA died on August 23, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in La Plaz, Bolivia he was the son of the late Jose and Juana Clavijo. Mr. C ...

Habersham

Estelle Baker Crane, 88, Clarkesville
Estelle Baker Crane, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Born in Warrenton, Georgia on May 20, 1928 she was a daughter of the late Algernon and Anna L ...

Hall

Jean Duncan, 86, Gainesville
  Jean Duncan, of Gainesville, went to be with her Savior on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the age of 86.  She was born January 10, 1930 in Homestead, Florida to the late ...
Ximena Garcia, inf, Gainesville
Infant Ximena Garcia of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. “She has been a blessing to our lives, and has shown us how to be strong and have faith in Go ...
Patricia Smith Williams, 52, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Smith Williams, age 52, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Medical Management Health & Rehab in Macon, following an extended illness. Gr ...

White

Delorice Ann Cannon, Cleveland
Delorice Ann Cannon of Norcross, GA formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away August 23, 2016. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, August 27, 2016 fro ...
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.