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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 23rd, 2017

Banks

Richard Jay Friend, 63, Maysville
Mr. Richard Jay Friend age 63 of Maysville passed away on Monday January 23, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Barrow

Muriel Holder Guffin, 84, Winder
  Mrs. Muriel Holder Guffin, age 84, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 23, 2017 at her residence.  She was a lifelong resident of Barrow County and was a daughter of ...

Habersham

Grace Leona Whitworth Gosnell, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Grace Leona Whitworth Gosnell, age 87 of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Austi ...

Hall

Jack Alba Elliott, Jr, 77, Gainesville
 Mr. Jack Alba Elliott, Jr., age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at his residence following a sudden illness.  Funeral services are schedule ...
Alonzo Brantley “A.B.” Sailors, Jr., of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on January 23, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness. A.B. w ...
Peggy Cooper Stephens, 63, Gainesville
Peggy Cooper Stephens, 63, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Cumming, GA.  She was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church, ...
Christoper Morris, 37, Gillsville
Christopher Morris, 37 of Gillsville passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center. Mr. Morris was born on December 22, 1979 in Atlanta, GA., He was ...

Other

Todd Wilson, 47, Marietta
Todd Wilson, 47, of Marietta, GA, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, after an 11 year battle with Prostate Cancer.  Todd was born in Dallas, Texas on March 17, 1969 but has ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.