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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 17th, 2017

Banks

Frances Marie Brown, 82, Homer
Frances Marie Brown age 82 of Homer passed away Sunday December 17, 2017.   Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce on December 11, 1935 to the late Melvin & Ruby Green Minish. ...

Dawson

Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, Dawsonville
Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at North Fulton Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Gayton was born April 19, 1946 ...
Michael E. McCue, 63, Dawsonville
Michael E. McCue, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 30, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, he had lived in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Pulliam, 88, Cumming
Charles R. Pulliam, 88, of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Farmington, IL died Sunday, December 17, 2017. Born October 9, 1929 in Winchester, IL to Curtis and Fern (Stierwa ...
Charles Dewey Bennett, 80, Cumming
Charles Dewey Bennett, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Bennett; pare ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Betty Jo (Cheek) Adams, age 88, of Buford, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia
Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mr. Phillips was born on February 23, 1932 in McAdenville, North Carolina to ...
Kenneth Ray Puckett, 66, Baldwin
Kenneth Ray Puckett, age 66, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Mr. Puckett was born on September 28, 1951, in Deport, ...

Hall

Margaret Tatum Bishop, 62, Flowery Branch
Margaret Tatum Bishop, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bishop; daughter, Jammie Michelle Chanc ...
Christine Daugherty, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Daugherty, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on December 17, 2017. A private funeral service will be held. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 on Wednesd ...
Charles William Harris, 81, Gainesville
Charles William Harris, 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to send o ...
Kenneth E. Lightfoot, 82, Gainesville
Kenneth Eugene Lightfoot "Gene" Sept. 24th, 1935 - Dec. 17, 2017 Ken age 82 of Gainesville, Ga passed away, Sunday Dec. 17th, 2017. Ken was born in South Bend, ...

Jackson

Mary Virginia Keller Pitts, age 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Brookside Commerce. A daughter of the late Henry and Louise Voyles Keller, she was born March 15, 1933 i ...

Stephens

Memory Williams Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Memory Williams Adams, age 86 of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie Williams, Sr. ...
Rev. Samuel “Sam” Keith Bates, age 59 of 472 Valley Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late George Wade Ba ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Patrick Jamieson, age 66 of Greenock Cove Road in Toccoa, GA. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.  A son of Mrs. ...

White

Benjamin Clayton, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that  Mr. Benjamin Clayton, age 88, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 17, 2017. A full obituary with service details will be poste ...
Mary Alice Thomas, 66, Cleveland
Mary Alice Thomas, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away on December 17, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born in White County to the late Floyd Willie and Mary Brock York. She was a homemaker ...
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.