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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 7th, 2016

Banks

John James “Big John” Boswell age 74 of Maysville passed away Sunday August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Big John was born June 17, 1 ...

Habersham

Ronald Moody, 70, Alto
Ronald Moody, age 70, of Alto, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016.   Born in Habersham County, on April 25, 1946, he was a son of Loreen Palmer Moody of Cornelia and ...

Hall

Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, Gainesville
                Richard Lamar Dodd, 75, peacefully passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 with his cherished ...
Dorothy Spikes Garner, 82, Gainesville
                Dorothy Spikes Garner, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Nor ...
Dorothy J. “Dotty” Wilson, age 86 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on August 7, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dotty retired after 35 years from the No ...

Jackson

Ava B. Carlan Maddox, age 86 of Talmo, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016 ...
Virginia Toney Shaw, 72, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Toney Shaw, age 72, of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Mrs. Shaw was born in Hall C ...
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.