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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Sue Davenport Cochran, 75, Cumming
Sue Davenport Cochran, 75, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 after a brief illness.   Born October 15, 1942 to Robert and Edythe Davenport in Southern ...

Habersham

Larry Junior Pendley, 69, Cornelia
Larry Junior Pendley, age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. No Formal Services to be held. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral H ...
Ralph James Cody, inf, Clarkesville
Ralph James Cody, infant son of Logan James Cody & Sierra MacLachlan of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ...

Hall

Ernest C. King, 76, Flowery Branch
Ernest C. King, age 76, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born in West Virginia and spent the past 20 years in the Gainesville, GA area. He re ...
Pearl E. Smith, 90, Oakwood
Pearl E. Smith, age 90, of Oakwood, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryant and Lorene Jeffery; husbands, Lawrence Walburn, Ja ...

Lumpkin

Donnie Lee Bryant, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. Donnie Lee Bryant age 62 of Dahlonega passed away on Wednesday November 22, 2017 at Kings Mountain Hospital in Kings Mountain, North Carolina following a sudden illness. Fu ...
Patricia Graziano, 93, Dahlonega
Patricia Graziano, age 93, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017 in her home in Dahlonega, GA surrounded by her loving family.  Pat is preceded in death by her hu ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Sue Crawford Bolman, age 76 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 surrounded by her family.   A daughter of the late Harold and Florine Simmons Craw ...

White

Eugene Ewert, 72, Cleveland
Eugene Ewert of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving wife and children.  Gene was born June 18, 1945 to the late Marie and George Ewe ...
Reba Lee Thomas, 84, Cleveland
Reba Lee Thomas, age 84, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born December 4, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late Oscar and Lillie Sutton Helt ...
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.