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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Myra L. Murry, 90, Cumming
Myra L. Murry, age 90, of Cumming passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. A native of New Orleans, she had lived in Georgia since 1961.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Cath ...
Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, Cumming
Garvin Duane Elkhill, age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Duane was born on August 23rd, 1968 to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill ...

Habersham

Peggy Maney Smelcer, 74, Cornelia
Peggy Maney Smelcer, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smelcer was born on November 5, 1941 in Homer, ...
Sherrie Diana Barnes Tomlin, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in College Park, Georgia on June 10, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Billy De ...

Hall

Shirley Jean Lark, 51, Gainesville
            Mrs. Shirley Jean Lark, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mildred Martha Lothridge, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28,  2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Mildred Lothridge, age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Margaret Lois Poma, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Lois Poma, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence with family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 ...
Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, reluctantly gave up his battle to cancer on September 25th, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Funeral servi ...
Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, 34, Flowery Branch
     Mr. Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, age 34 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday Morning, September 25, 2016 at Emory University Hospital fol ...
Carolyn Marie Warner, 79, Gainesville
 Mrs. Carolyn Marie Warner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      & ...

Jackson

Thad Richey, 83, Commerce
Thad Richey, age 83, a lifelong resident of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday September 25, 2016.   Mr. Richey was the son of the late J.W. and Lessie Martin Richey, a vet ...

Lumpkin

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, Dahlonega
Van Arthur Ingram, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at New Horizons at Limestone in Gainesville, GA. Van was a Lumpkin County native and lived mos ...

Other

Sandra Lawrence Cochran, 69, Maumelle Arkansas
Sandra Lawrence Cochran, age 69, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland after suffering a stroke whi ...

Stephens

Mr. William Harrison Pruitt, age 81 of 127 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Woodrow W. and Ruth Smi ...

White

Charles Everett Fain, 83, Cleveland
Charles Everett Fain, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Mr. Fain was born on August 13, 1933, in Cleveland, GA, to the late John Holland Fain ...
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.