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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2016

Banks

Harold Levi Chambers, 17, Commerce
arold Levi Chambers age 17 of Commerce passed away Friday Sept. 2, 2016 at the Northridge medical Center.   Mr. Chambers was born November 4, 1998 to Harold Lee C ...

Habersham

Roger S. Dayton, 71, Mt. Airy
Roger S. Dayton, age 71, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Mr. Dayton was born on April 29, 1945 in Franklin, North Carolina. He is preceded in dea ...

Hall

Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56, Gaiensville
Marcia Lynn Fuller, 56 of Gainesville died Friday September 2, 2016 at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Funeral services are incomplete and will be anno ...
Marie Green Marshall, 91, Oakwood
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Marie Green Marshall, age 91 of Oakwood. The Rev. Wayne Hicks and Rev. ...
Myrtle Norris, 86, Gainesville
Myrtle Norris age 86 of Gainesville passed away Friday September 2, 2016. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Myrtle Emmett Norris, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Myrtle Emmett Norris, age 86 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Matthews and ...
Ricky Lee Sealey, 59, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Lee Sealey, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.Mr. Sealey was born May 29, 1958 in Wh ...
Rachel Williams Skelton, 75, Gainesville
Rachel Williams Skelton, age 75, of Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, September 2, 2016 following an extended illness. She was born in Lyerly, GA and had worked as a jewelry ret ...

Jackson

Judy Marie Nix, 64, Talmo
Judy Marie Nix, age 64, of Talmo passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.  Survivors include her sons Brent Ledford, Br ...
William Winford Shirley, 82, Commerce
Mr. William “Bill” Winford Shirley, age 82, of Commerce died Friday, September 2, 2016.  Mr. Shirley was born in Homer to the late, W.T. and Margie Shirley.  ...

Lumpkin

Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ola Mae Parker, 97 of Dahlonega died Friday September 2, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funer ...
Ola Mae Parker, 97, Dahlonega
Ola Mae Parker, 97, of Dahlonega, was granted her angel wings on Friday, September 2, 2016.  Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends after an extended i ...

Other

Carter Riggs Manning, 65, Sandy Springs
Carter Riggs Manning, 65, of Sandy Springs, GA died on September 2, 2016 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Affton, MO she was the daughter of the late Milford and Pickett Riggs ...
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.