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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

M.L. “Shorty” Hamby, age 88, of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Shorty founded, and has owned and operated Hamby’s Garage since 1945.  He ...
Truman Aris Samples, 70, Cumming
Truman Aris Samples, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Graveside services will be held Friday,  August 5,  2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Daves Creek ...

Habersham

Susie Long Watts, 70, Cornelia
Susie Long Watts, age 70, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Watts was born on August 13, 1945, in Habersham County, Georgia to Irma Lou Long of ...

Hall

James Edwin Gilmer, 70, Gainesville
The honorary mayor of New Holland, Mr. James Edwin Gilmer, passed away peacefully with his loving family surrounding him on August 3, 2016 at the age of 70.   Mr. Gilmer ...

Jackson

James Lamartine Smith, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lamartine Smith, age 85 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  Mr. Smith was born in Commerce, ...

Lumpkin

Brad Turner Hays, 59, Dahlonega
Brad Turner Hays, 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Pilesgrove, NJ.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the ...

Stephens

Sara Ruth Baumann, 101, Toccoa
Sara Ruth Baumann of Toccoa, GA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was 101 years old.   A daughter of the late John and Bertha ...
Dawn Michelle Dill, 37, Toccoa
Miss. Dawn Michelle Dill, age 37 of 99 Westwood Drive, Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of Winnie Burton Dill and the late George D ...
William Blanton Martin, age 74, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Mr. Martin was born on November 15, 1941 in Banks County, Georgia. He was preceded in ...
Mrs. Lillian Whitmire Mitchell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Whitmire, she was ...
Mrs. Jayne Marlow Brock Pressley, age 73 of 99 Vanmar Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.O. and Sue Farrow B ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.