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

Banks

Mrs. Teresa Walters Woods age 55 of Homer passed away on Monday October 02, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Forsyth

Barbara S. Fowler, 87, Cumming
Barbara S. Fowler, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church and a native and lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Bar ...
Larry Pace, 59, Cumming
Larry Pace, age 59, of Cumming, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017.   Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 7th at 4:30 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. T ...

Habersham

Ernest Floyd Garner, 66, Cornelia
    Earnest Floyd Garner, age 66 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 02, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 11, 1951, he was a ...

Jackson

Richard Bryan Little, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard Bryan Little, age 62, of Jefferson, who passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Mr. Little was born in Hall County, Georgia, a so ...
Joan Elaine Rutan, 81, Hoschton
Joan Elaine Rutan, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Monday October 2, 2017. Survivors include her daughters Dawn Ballard and husband Joe of TX; Bridget Harris and husband Frank of C ...

Lumpkin

Judith Marie Grote, 75, Dahlonega
Mrs. Judith Marie Grote, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Mrs. Grote was born in Chicago, IL on July 11, 1942 to the late George and Ruth Kuffer Gunders ...
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.