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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 5th, 2017

Forsyth

Margaret Shadburn Smith, 88, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church and is preceded in de ...
Han Ei Steffey, 89, Cumming
Han Ei Steffey, 89, of Cumming passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  A loving matriarch to her family, Mrs. Steffey was born in Korea, surviving the Korean Conflict.  I ...
Michael Paul Carbonara, 77, Cumming
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 ...

Gwinnett

Bradley M. Best, 72, Sugar Hill
Bradley M. Best, age 72, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Casey A. Hirt Best, Sugar Hill, GA; children, ...

Habersham

Larry Cook, 68, Baldwin
Larry Wayne Cook, age 68 of Baldwin passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born in Alto, Georgia on February 23, 1949 he was a son of the late Laymon & Jewell Mae Wade Co ...

Hall

Thelma H. Jones, 90, Gillsville
Thelma Hayes Jones, 90 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Thelma was the daughter of the late Marion and Nonie Hayes and is survived by her son, Joe Stanle ...
William Laurence Carlisle, 97, Gainesville
William Laurence Carlisle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Born on October 28, 1919 in Ashbyburg, Kentucky, Bill was the son of the late F ...
Grady Locke, 87, Lula
Grady Locke, age 87, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Locke was born on December 8, 1929 in Baldwin, Georgia to the late Irvin and Norma Tench Lock ...

Jackson

Sara Roslyn McClure, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Sara Roslyn McClure, age 95 of Commerce died Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. McClure was born in Jefferson to the late, Th ...

Lumpkin

Gary Edward Robinson, 53, Dahlonega
Mr. Gary Edward Robinson, age 53, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Gary was born in Hall County on September 19, 1964 to the late Ed and Eva Barrett Rob ...

Other

Mildred Patricia Clark, 73, Ducktown, TN
Mildred Patricia Clark age 73 of Ducktown, TN passed away on October 5, 2017.  She was a member of Ducktown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in death by her ...

Rabun

Earl Harrison Watts, 79, Mountain City
Earl Harrison Watts, age 79, of Mountain City, Georgia passed away on October 4, 2017. He was born in Rabun County on April 3, 1938 and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of ...

White

Richard Glenn Buffington, age 63 of Helen, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017. Mr. Buffington was born June 21, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Alfred and Jean Warren Buffi ...
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.