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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 8th, 2017

Dawson

Sarah Elizabeth Grove, 95, Dawsonville
Sarah Elizabeth Grove, 95, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Wednesday November 8, 2017 at North Georgia Assisted Living. Born January 5, 1922 in Calhoun, Illinois to the late ...

Hall

Scott William Sheidy, 63 of Lula passed away Wednesday November 8, 2017 at his residence. Scott is survived by his wife, Barbara Sheidy; Daughter and son-in-law- Amanda and Dr ...

Lumpkin

Elizabeth “Bettie” Ross passed away November 8, 2017 in Gainesville, GA. Mrs. Ross was born in Atlanta, GA to Alexander (Alex) and Roxa Edmonds Walker Vallance in 19 ...

Other

John “Tom” Williams, Jr, 89, Carnesville
Mr. John “Tom” Williams, Jr., age 89, of Carnesville, GA died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Kindred Hospice of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Willi ...

White

Mrs. Nancy Ethel "Mamo" Bristol, age 98 of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Mrs. Bristol was born on October 12, 1919, in Habersham County, to the la ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.