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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 4th, 2017

Banks

Geraldine Brown, 93, Homer
Mrs. Brown passed away Saturday November 4, 2017.  A native of Banks County. Mrs. Brown was a member of Line Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husb ...

Dawson

Crista Tapp Turner, 43, Dawsonville
Crista Tapp Turner, 43, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017. Crista was dearly loved by her son, Chase (Ariel); daughter, Cayson, granddaughter; Remington; mot ...
Earl Everett Buice, Jr., 68, Dawsonville
Earl Everett Buice, Jr., age 68, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He attended Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Earl loved playing guitar and his 2 grandkids. ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann " Sandy" Roman, 69 of Cumming, Georgia departed this world peacefully on November 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She leaves behind her devot ...
Ray R. Woodall, 85, Cumming
Ray R. Woodall, age 85, of Cumming, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. He was a member of Longstreet Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. &nbs ...

Gwinnett

Donald Thomas Sheridan, age 89, died on Saturday 4 Nov 17 at his home with his wife, Nellie Jean Sheridan at his side. Short of being behind the yoke of an aircraft (more on that l ...

Habersham

Charles Lee “Chuckie” Everett, age 53 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at his residence. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 18, 1964, he was a son ...

Hall

Thomas Leon Mitchell, 79, Flowery Branch
Thomas Leon Mitchell, age 79, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Saturday November 4, 2017. He loved the Lord, his family, wood working, loved to help people, loved motorcycles, the ...
Robin Lynn Davis, 55, Lula
Mr. Robin Lynn Davis age 55 of Lula, Ga. Died Saturday November 4, 2017 in Blairsville, Ga.   He was born in Alma, Ga. and had served in the US Army, he worked for Coppe ...
Doris "Dot" Tyner Heard, 92, Flowery Branch
Doris “Dot” Tyner Heard, age 92, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, R. A. Heard; daughter, Doris H ...
David Michael Patton, 56, Gainesville
David Michael Patton, age 56, of Gainesville passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, November 4th, 2017. David was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church. He was happi ...

Jackson

Gisela Flesher, 78, Hoschton
Gisela Flesher, age 78, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.& ...

White

Stephanie Ann Smith, 42, Cleveland
Stephanie Ann Smith, age 42 of Cleveland, passed away on November 4, 2017. Ms. Smith was born on March 25, 1975 to Hubert Smith and the late Glenda Nix.  She worked as an a ...
Stephanie Ann Smith, 42, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Miss Stephanie Ann Smith, age 42 of Cleveland, passed away on November 4, 2017. Ms. Smith was born on March 25 ...
Margie Willard Wise, 93, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Margie Willard Wise, age 93 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Wise was born in Spokane, Washington on August 13, 1924 to the la ...
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.