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

Forsyth

Claud Chester Summers, III. , age 71, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Claud served proudly for 7 years in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived ...

Habersham

Carl Cook, 85, Alto
Carl Cook, age 85 of Alto, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Born on December 11, 1931 in Alto, Georgia, he was a son of the late B.W. and Lessie Wade Cook. Mr. Cook was ...

Hall

Michael (Mike) Anderson, 77, Gainesville
Michael “Mike” Anderson, age 77, of Gainesville, GA went home to be with our Lord on October 5, 2017. A  Celebration of Life will be held Monday October 23, 201 ...

Jackson

Stanley Paul Morrison, 54, Commerce
  Mr. Stanley Paul Morrison, age 54, of Commerce died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mr. Morrison was born in Alexandria, LA ...
Miles J. Williams, 63, Talmo
Mr. Miles J. Williams, age 63, of Talmo, GA, formerly of Suwanee, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at Emory University Hospital.  Mr. Williams was born in Duluth to the late Char ...
Leslie Cain Campbell, 85, Hoschton
Leslie Caine Campbell, age 85, of Hoschton passed away Friday, October 20, 2017.  Memorial services with military honors will be held 2:00 pm Monday, October 23, 2017 at Jeffe ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jacqueline Elsie Sharik Phillips, age 84 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 20, 2017.  Mrs. Phillips was ...
Rev. Jerry Smith, 76, Commerce
Rev. Jerry Smith age 76 of Commerce passed away Friday Oct. 20, 2017 at his residence.   Rev. Smith was born in Ila on July 26, 1941 to the late William Jewell Smith, Sr. &a ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Henry Black Jr, 90, Dahlonega
Thomas Henry Black Jr., age 90, of Dahlonega passed away at his home on October 20, 2017.  Tom was a member of Dahlonega United Methodist Church. Throughout his life Tom enjoy ...

Stephens

Mrs. Patsy Ann McCurley Westmoreland age 72 of 1147 Skyline Drive, Toccoa passed away Friday October 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of the late Jesse R ...
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.