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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 1st, 2017

Forsyth

Paul Raymond Theobald, 81, Cumming
Paul Raymond Theobald, 81, of Cumming passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017.  He lived in Forsyth County for 17 years, and was originally from Paducah, KY. He was a ...
Jerry Lamar Tate, 75, Cumming
Jerry Lamar Tate, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. He was a member of Roanoke Baptist Church in Cumming, GA.  He will always be remembered as a har ...

Habersham

Ora L. Taylor, 75, Clarkesville
Ora L. Taylor, age 75, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Ora was born in Hiawassee to the late Hyman Moss and Maudie Barrett Moss.  She was a member of Old Nacoochee ...

Hall

Carole Watson Allan, 59, Gainesville
Carole Watson Allan, age 59, passed away peacefully at her home on November 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Carole was a lifelong Hall County resident. She graduated from ...

Jackson

Howard E. Jones, 74, Hoschton, formerly of Tennessee
Howard E. Jones, age 74 of Hoschton, formerly of Tennessee, passed away Sunday October 15, 2017. He worked his entire life, in the clock, watch, and jewelry repair for 50+ ...
Sara Nell Underwood Bruce, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sara Nell Underwood Bruce, age 88 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Mrs. Bruce was bor ...
Daniel Webster, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Daniel Webster, age 84 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Mr. Webster was born in Albany, ...

Other

Clarence Buel Hollis, 91, Lavonia
Clarence Buel Hollis, age 91 of Lavonia, Georgia and formerly of Trion passed away on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in LaFayette, Georgia on M ...

Stephens

Mrs. Connie Lee Mooney Wright, age 48 of Brookhaven Circle, Martin passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A daughter of James and Linda ...
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.