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

Forsyth

Michael Paul Carbonara, Jr., 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and ...
Rodger John Harpster, 78, Cumming
Rodger John Harpster, 78 years old, died on October 23, 2017 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Rodger was born on April 6, 1939 in Johnstown, PA.  He is surviv ...

Habersham

David Larry Bryant, 69, Alto
David Larry Bryant, age 69, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Bryant was born on April 3, 1948 in Athens, G ...
  Zekeiah Veranick “Nikki” Cole Hunt was born to Katrina Cole Dorsey (Terry Dorsey) on December 17, 1980 in Demorest, GA. From an early age, Nikki joined Ebenez ...
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, Demorest
Donna Jean Patrick, 54, of Demorest, GA passed away Monday, October 23, 2017.  A loving mother, sister, and daughter; she was always there for her family. Survivors include ...

Hall

John "Sonny" Stephens, 72, Gainesville
John "Sonny" Stephens age 72 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 23, 2017.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Antioch Baptist Chur ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 26, 2017 at Pine Grove Baptist Church for James W. “Billy” Sanders, age 82 of Lula. The Rev. Tommy Seay an ...

Jackson

Paula Marie Underwood, 63, Commerce
Paula Marie Underwood, age 63 of Commerce passed away Monday Oct. 23, 2017.    Born in Sonoma, California on November 10, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Ha ...

Lumpkin

Frances Ayers, 76, Dahlonega
Frances Ayers, age 76, of Lumpkin County passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 following an extended illness. ?She was the daughter of Katie and Norman Bell, and a great artist w ...
Roxie Jo Holt, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Roxie Jo Holt, age 72, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Roxie was born in Kewanee, IL on February 24, 1945 to James G. Marsh and Patricia Dickerson Linds ...

Stephens

Mrs. Bonnie Ruth Rider Eller, age 79 of 782 Cedar Fork Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Frank and Mae Edmonds ...
Charles William Good, 89, Toccoa
Charles William Good was born at Hall Station, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 1928,  to his parents, Ellsmer and Angline Good.  Charles spent many of his early formative years ...
Alan Keith Willis, 50, Toccoa
Alan Keith Willis, age 50, of Toccoa, GA passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. Mr. Willis is survived by his wife, Barbara Bragg Willis, Toccoa, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Jes ...

White

Tammy Marie Matt, 55, Cleveland
  Tammy Marie Matt, age 55, of Cleveland passed away Monday October 23, 2017. Tammy was born in Buffalo, NY and was preceded in death by her dad, Daniel Noonan. Survi ...
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.