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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 9th, 2016

Dawson

Aline Burt, 87, Dawsonville
Aline Burt, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 9, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following a period of declining health. Born December 3, 1928 to the late Grady ...

Forsyth

Penny Louise Russell, 39, Cumming
Penny Louise Russell, age 39, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. A compassionate, loving person, Penny was a devout mother and wife to her husband and 2 sons.  Fa ...

Habersham

Marybelle Santangelo, 73, Cornelia
Marybelle Santangelo, age 73 of Cornelia passed away August 9, 2016.  She was born in Gowanda, NY on September 06, 1942 to the late Ulysses G. and Pauline Sundown Scott.   ...

Jackson

Ola Mae Campbell, 82, Pendergrass
Ola Mae Campbell, age 82, of Pendergrass passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 8, 2016.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Cheek.  Ola Mae ...

Other

Hoke Caudell, Jr., 74, Homer
Hoke Caudell, Jr., age 74, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Mr. Caudell was born on September 4, 1941, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Hoke Caude ...
James Steven Scales, 58, Alpharetta
James Steven Scales, 58, of Alpharetta, Ga passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. ...

White

Brian Jarrard Dalton, 53, Cleveland
Brian Girard Dalton, age 53 of Cleveland passed away August 9, 2016.  Brian was born on May 28, 1963 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Robert Dalton and to the late Eleanor Ash ...
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.