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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 27th, 2016

Forsyth

George Edward Feeney, 78, Cumming
George Edward Feeney, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. George was a loving husband, father and grandfath ...

Hall

  Joshua “Josh” Edward Berry, age 23, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27, 2016. Joshua was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William Zieg ...
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.         &n ...
James “Jimmy” B. Halford, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. James “Jimmy” B. Halford, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away August 27, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 ...
Jimmy Junior Parker, 77, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Junior Parker, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 ...
Edward T. Parks, III, 85, Gainesville
One of the South’s most capable and fantastic storytellers has told his last story. Edward T. Parks, III, 85, known and loved as Ed passed into the hands of his Lord and Savi ...
Timothy Norris Shields, Sr., 53, Gainesvilles
 Mr. Timothy Norris Shields, Sr. age 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.        ...

Jackson

Janet Sue Hurley, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Sue Hurley, age 51, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born in Vera Beach, Florida, a d ...
Cecil Hobson Venable, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Hobson Venable, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mr. ...
Mr. Charles Wayne “Bootsy” White, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. White was born in Commerce to the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Deal Carpenter, age 88 of 3409 Highway 17, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 27, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Kermit and Annabel Davis Deal ...

White

William Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announc ...
William “Bill” Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville, Ga the son of the late Me ...
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.