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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 3rd, 2017

Banks

Grover Clifton Caudell, 81, Hollingsworth Community
Grover Clifton Caudell, age 81, of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, following a sudden illness. Mr. Caud ...

Barrow

Chuck Albright, 55, Winder
Mr. Chuck Albright, age 55, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2017.  A native and former resident of Buffalo, New York, Mr. Albright had resided in Win ...

Dawson

Barbara Lucille Bopko McGullion, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth following a sudden illness. Ms. McGullion was born January ...
Charles Hunt Eldred, Dawsonville
Charles Hunt Eldred died Tuesday, January 3, 2017.    Family and friends are feeling an incredible loss for an incredible man.    The service will be ...
Edith Pinion Gee, 88, Dawsonville
Edith Pinion Gee, 88, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born June 30, 1928 to the late John Wesley and ...

Habersham

Geneva Whisnant, 60, Clarkesville
Mrs. Geneva "Lynn" Whisnant, 60, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to be with the lord on January 3, 2017. Lynn was born on January 13, 1956 in Marietta, Georgia to Ea ...

Hall

Sheila Ann Darby, 52, Gainesville
Sheila Ann Darby, 52 of Gainesville GA passed away on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Northeast GA Medical Center.  She was born on May 9, 1964 in Roswell, GA to Ralph and Julie Al ...
Betty Townsend Orr, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Townsend Orr, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family.   Funeral Services wil ...
Lizbeth Patino, 14, Gainesville
Miss Lizbeth Patino, 14, of Gainesville passed away on January 3, 2017. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Fa ...
Talbert “Tab” S. Shelton, 66, Gainesville
It is with great sadness that the family of Talbert “Tab” S. Shelton announce that he was suddenly called home to be with God on November 16, 2016. Tab was 66 years old ...
Janette Boone Younkin, 86, Gainesville
Janette Boone Younkin, age 86, of Gainesville, Georgia died January 3, 2017. Her body will be cremated. Plans for a memorial service and interment of her ashes in Tuscaloosa Memori ...

Jackson

Donnie Lynn Dale, 61, Pendergrass
Donnie Lynn Dale, age 61 of Pendergrass, GA passed away Tuesday, January 03, 2017.   Mr. Dale was the son of the late Leroy and Ethel Cochran Dale. He served in the ...

Lumpkin

Curtis Allen King, 42, Dahlonega
Curtis Allen King, age 42, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Saturday  December  3 , 2016 . Born in Thornton, Indiana. He was long time resident of Dahlonega,  Geor ...
Robert Doug Kenimer, 71, Dahlonega
Robert “Doug” Kenimer age 71 of Dahlonega passed away on January 2, 2017. Doug was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born to the ...

Other

Janet Lorraine Hammett, 81, St. Simons
Mrs. Janet Lorraine Hammett age 81, of Saint Simons passed away Sunday January 8, 2017. Mrs. Hammett was born in Cook County, Illinois the daughter of the late Gus and Jeanette ...
Dennis Lee Huber, 69, Colbert
Dennis Lee Huber, age 69 of Colbert, GA passed away Tuesday, January 03, 2016.   Mr. Huber was the son of the late Daryl Huber and Audrey Kneer Sullivan. He served our c ...
Wolfgang Peter Ludwig, 73, Miramar Beach, FL.
Wolfgang Peter Ludwig, of Miramar Beach, FL, formally of Highland NY, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife of 52 years, Ursel, by his side.  Wolf was b ...
Wanda Collins Price, 66, Lavonia
Mrs. Wanda Collins Price, age 66, of Gumlog Road, Lavonia, GA, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. A daughter of the ...

White

F.J. McDougald, 73, Cleveland
Mr. F.J. McDougald, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Mr. McDougald was born to the late Floyd Jackson and Eddie Hogan McDougald.  He was in ...
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.