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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 25th, 2017

Banks

Mr. Russell Keith “Rusty” Cochran, age 58, of Maysville, GA passed away on January 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A lifelong resident of Maysville, Rusty ...

Dawson

Sara Nannette “Nan” Knowles, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017. Born March 19, 1953 in Rockdale County to the late Robert Lewis and Aileen Yo ...

Forsyth

Florene Kay Adduci, 74, Cumming
Florene Kay Adduci, 74 of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday January 25, 2017. She was born August 12, 1942 in Dowagiac, MI, to Frank and Florence Adduci who have both predecea ...

Habersham

Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, 64, Clarkesville
Margaret Jane McShane Sutton, age 64 of Clarkesville passed away January 25, 2017.   Margaret was born on May 24, 1952 in Athens, Georgia.  She was the daughter of ...

Hall

John Joseph Duffy, Jr., 79, Hoschton
John Joseph Duffy, Jr., age 79 of Hoschton, GA died Wednesday, January 25, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church ...
Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Louise Hamrick, 92, of Gainesville passed Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  She was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Willie Mae Fletcher Robertson.  ...
Eunice Brock Poole, 84, Gillsville
Eunice Brock Poole, age 84, of Gillsville, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County, a member of TimberRidge Baptist Church, and re ...
Max F. Ward, 95, Gainesville
Max F. Ward of Gainesville, GA., passed away on January 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by friends and family. Max was born October 13, 1921, to the late Floyd and Jewel Ward i ...

Jackson

David C. Britten, 89, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David C. Britten, age 89, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Britten was born in Jersey City, New Jerse ...
Jimmie Rogers Newton, 85, Braselton
Jimmie Rogers Newton, age 85, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Mr. Newton was born March 22, 1931 in Russellville, Alabama to Theodore Thomas Newton and Lydia ...
Felton Floyd Lewallen, 93, Commerce
Felton Floyd Lewallen, age 93, of Commerce, GA passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in Hall County, GA.   He was born in Banks Co., GA on April 28, 1923 and was the s ...

Lumpkin

Sylvia Sams, N/A, Dahlonega
With two friends in room 5312 of the Gainesville Hospital,we watched as my wife  Sylvia, departed for heaven.  (Peacefully on 1/25/2017 about 10:30 PM).  ...

Rabun

Betty Jo Smith Bennett, of Clayton, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mountain View Nursing Facility. Betty loved nature and liked to spend her time tending her ...

Stephens

Shirley Ann Smith, 74, Toccoa
Miss Shirley Ann Smith, age 74 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Reid and Emma Moore Smith, she was born October 6, ...
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.