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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Sep 24th, 2016

Banks

Doris Ann Freeman, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Doris Ann Freeman, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Freeman was born in Commerce to the late Charles Alvin and Beatrice Hunt ...

Dawson

Lanny Ray Cantrell, 66, Dawsonville
  Lanny Ray Cantrell, Sr., 66, of Dawsonville passed away on September 24, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.             Funeral ...

Habersham

William G. “Billy” Churchwell, Jr., age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Churchwell was born on May 6, 1947 in Habersham Co ...
Clyde H. Edgecomb, 84, Demorest
  Clyde H. Edgecomb, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Edgecomb was born on July 2, 1932 in Ferrimore, Wisconsi ...
Kathryn Claire Norton, Inf, Cornelia
Little Miss Kathryn Claire Norton, infant daughter of Charles David and Lisa Michele Smith Norton, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her p ...
Nell Watkins, 90, Baldwin
Nell Watkins, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Ms. Watkins was born on October 6, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia. She is preceded in death ...

Hall

Rita Louise Thatcher Hourihan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925.  She worked for about 14 years fo ...
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, 75, Gainesville
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at her home.  Mrs. Gore was born to the late Melvin and Sylvia Jacobs of Camp Hill, PA.  ...
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis, 63, Gainesville
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis of Gainesville, age 63, died on Saturday, September 24.  Phil was a special person who dearly loved his wife, Sue, their daughters and their husbands ...

Other

The Meek family mourns the loss of William "Billy" Meek, who lost his life suddenly this past Saturday (September 24, 2016) in a tragic accident while performing an ...

White

Adventurers are those who embrace the world with all of their senses.  They have a large capacity to feel the earth under their feet.  They grab ahold of boulders, breath ...
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.