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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 20th, 2017

Gwinnett

Wendy Hoover, 49, Buford
Ms. Wendy Hoover, age 49, of Buford passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 at Peachtree Christian Hospice with her family. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 24 ...
Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr, 87, Sugar Hill
Mr. Robert (Bob) J. Wassel, Sr., age 87, of Sugar Hill passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, with his family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Prince ...

Habersham

Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, 71, Clarkesville
Mary Ann Berendsen Miller, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 8, 1945, she was a daughter of the late Harold and ...
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, 52, Clarkesville
Timothy Shawn “Tim” Strait, age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017.   Born in Gainesville, Georgia on September 26, 1964 he was a son o ...

Hall

Franklin “Frankie” Childers, 71, of Gainesville, GA, died January 20th, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Franklin “Frankie&r ...
Michael "Mink" Jerome Davis, 65, Flowery Branch
Michael “Mink” Jerome Davis, 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on January 20, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 in the ch ...
Aide Santamaria-Mojica, 38, Gainesville
Mrs. Aide Santamaria- Mojica age 38 of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following an extended illness. Mass is scheduled fo ...

Jackson

Elizabeth B. Stephenson, 89, Commerce
  Ms. Elizabeth B. Stephenson, age 89, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2017 at Abundant Living.  Ms. Stephenson was born in Commerce to the late Henry Gilbert ...

Other

Christine C. Simmons, 87, Alpharetta
Christine C. Simmons, 87 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Johns Creek, GA.  She was born in New Bern, NC on September 15, ...

Rabun

Linda Holcomb Gragg, 61, Tiger
  Linda Holcomb Gragg, age 61, of Tiger, GA, passed away on January 20, 2017, with her loved ones surrounding her when she went to be with the Lord. She was a loving Chr ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.