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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 5th, 2016

Dawson

Michael Paul Kirton, 74, Dawsonville
Michael Paul Kirton, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born January 1, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Britton &ldquo ...

Habersham

Fannie Francis Fortson Dooley was born June 12, 1936 to the late Ernest Fortson Sr. and Viola Stephens Fortson in Mount Airy, Georgia. She peacefully went home to be with the Lord ...
Virgil Lee “Tex” Ordner, age 87, of Alto, Georgia, formerly of Hapeville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Mr. Ordner ...
Mary Carryl Pope Veal, 96, Demorest
Mary Carryl Pope Veal , age 96, of 504 Old Historic U.S. 441, Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 Mrs. Veal was born on September 8, 1919 in Sneads, Florida ...

Hall

Charlie J. Tanner, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie J. Tanner, 84 of Gainesville died Friday August 5, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Tanner was the son of the late James and Bell Satterfield Tanner.&nb ...
Barbara F. Coskery, 98, Lawrenceville, formerly Gainesville
Barbara F. Coskery, age 98 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the health care facility she resided in since February 2013. Memorial ...
Rodney Ian Dortch was born in Hempstead, NY on March 14 ,1966 to the late Mr. John Edward  Sr. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dortch. He entered into Paradise on ...
Dayron Hanes Murphy, 92, Gainesville
Dayron Hanes Murphy, age 92, of Gainesville went to be with her Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden il ...
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr., 89, Gainesville
Lake Theodore Proctor, Jr. 89, of Gainesville, passed away August 5, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, ...
Mrs. Evelyn Montgomery Smith passed away at home on August 4, 2016.  She is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years Ralph E. Smith.  She is also survived by a son and ...

Jackson

Ernest Robert Gibson, Sr. age 69 of Commerce passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Northridge Medical Center.     Mr. Gibson was born March 28, 1947 in Clay ...
Lex Wesley Money, 8, Commerce
  Lex Wesley Money, 8, of Commerce went home to be with Jesus Christ on Friday August 5, 2016. Born in Gainesville, Lex had lived in Habersham and Bank Counties for a nu ...
Jeffery B. Payne, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jeffery B. Payne, age 59 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, August 5, 2016.  Mr. Payne was born in Athens, Georg ...

Stephens

Mrs. Emma Louise Hatchel Collier, age 95, of 353 S. Pine Street, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence,   A daughter of the late Jesse Gordon   ...
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.