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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2017

Dawson

Paul L. Watson, 48, Dawsonville
Paul L. Watson, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017. Born July 7, 1968 in Artesia, California, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 35 years. Mr. Wa ...

Forsyth

Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44, Cumming
Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Matthew was born on May ...
James M. McDonald, 85, Cumming
James M. McDonald (85) of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Alma, died peacefully at home Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was born on June 6, 1931, to the late David and Nancy McD ...

Hall

            Mrs. Marie Gertrude “Cook” Froeliger, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, January 2, 201 ...
Margaret Sue Jones Parks, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Margaret Sue Jones Parks, age 83, of Clermont passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. A Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chap ...

Lumpkin

John F. Csomor, 83, Dahlonega
We regretfully announce that Mr. John F. Csomor passed away in Dahlonega, Georgia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. Mr. Csomor was a beloved professor at North Georgia College in Dahlon ...

Other

Leon Dudley Austin, 73, Hull
Mr. Leon Dudley Austin, age 73, of Hull, GA died Monday, January 02, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born in Danielsville to the late Dewey W. and Willie Mae Akins Aust ...
Jerry Ray Sears, 53, Carnesville
Jerry Ray Sears, age 53 of Carnesville, GA passed away Monday, January 02, 2017.   Mr. Sears was the son of the late Dwayne and Mattie Wideman Sears. He was a maintenanc ...
Carol Rabun Smith, 55, Monroe
Carol Rabun Smith, age 55, of Monroe passed away Monday, January 2, 2017.  Carol loved to read and sing.  Survivors include her husband David Smith; mother Rosetta Rabun; ...

Stephens

Pansy Kesler Martin, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Pansy Kesler Martin, age 84 of Toccoa, Ga, went to her heavenly home on January 2nd, 2017 to join her friends and family. A daughter of the late Henry and Luvie Addison Ke ...
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.