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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 21st, 2016

Barrow

Reba Bunn, 75, Winder
Mrs. Reba Bunn, age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 21, 2016 at her residence.  A Native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Bu ...

Gwinnett

Marshall Anderson, 70, Buford
Marshall Anderson, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was raised in Thomasville, GA, and spent a number of years in Buford. He retired from Elri ...

Habersham

Ola Mae Demore, 92, Clarkesville
Ola Mae Demore, age 92 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday September 23, 2016 at Fairfield Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Jackie Lamar Adams, 62, Murrayville
Jackie Lamar Adams, 62, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Emory Hospital. Born October 25, 1953 in Gainsville he was the son of the late David Adams and Mau ...
Nancy Hendricks Copper, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Hendricks Copper, 45, passed away on Wednesday September 21st at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the beloved wife of Chad C ...
Susie Pearline Odom, 73, Gainesville
 Graveside services are scheduled for Friday September 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday September 22, 22 ...

Lumpkin

Gary Junior Head, 59, Dahlonega
Gary Junior Head, age 59, a long-time resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 21, 2016. Gary was an associate member of the US Mountain Ranger Association. He is spec ...
Margaret M. Turpin, 76, Dahlonega
Margaret M. Turpin, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 21, 2016. Margaret was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jackson. She is survived by her husband ...

Towns

Glen Greenwald, 83, Young Harris
Glen Greenwald, age 83, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Glen loved golf and was a member of the Atlanta Ski Club. A Veteran of both the Army and ...
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.