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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 22nd, 2016

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   Forrest Lee Bahruth entered into heaven on September 22, 2016.  He leaves behind his Mother and Father, Kaitlyn and Jonathan Bahruth of Auburn, Georgia, Grandpare ...
Sammy Leon Harp, 70, Winder
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Sammy Leon Harp, age 70, of Winder, GA, who passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athe ...

Forsyth

Robert Roy Bryan, 48, Suwanee
Robert Roy Bryan, 48, of Suwanee passed away on September 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, William Bradford Bryan, Jr. Born in Atlanta on February 2, 1968, Roy was ...

Gwinnett

Livia Selejan, 96, Lawrenceville
Livia Selejan, age 96 of Lawrenceville, GA died Thursday, September 22, 2016. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Ga ...

Habersham

Phillip Gerald Cody, Sr., 78, Cornelia
  Philip Gerald Cody, Sr. of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, after 78 full years of life. By those who knew him best, he was called Phil ...

Hall

Harlan “Bill” Dennis Chapman, 65, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harlan “Bill” Dennis Chapman, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following ...
Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, 66, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, age 66, who was granted her angel wings on Thursday September 22, 2016. She was born in Sneads Florida, grew up in Bainbridge G ...

Lumpkin

Janie Mildred Hunt, 106, Dahlonega
Janie Mildred Hunt, age 106, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The First Pre ...

Other

Harvey Walt Nash, 65, Colbert
Harvey Walt Nash, age 65 of Colbert, GA passed away Thursday September 22, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Nash was the son of the late Harvey William and Nellie Mae Ta ...

White

Hester Fisher, 90, Cleveland
 Hester Fisher, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Ms. Fisher was born on March 27, 1926, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Thomas and Flor ...
Charlotte Bruner Ragan, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Charlotte Bruner Ragan age 91 of Cleveland passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ann ...
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.