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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 2nd, 2017

Dawson

Harriet Bagwell Gilleland, 74, Dawsonville
Harriet Bagwell Gilleland, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 2, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth following a sudden illness. Born December 12, 1942 in Duluth to ...

Forsyth

Marianne Griffith Wooten, age 88, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Survivors include her children, Laurie McCafferty of Cleveland, Mark Wooten of Cumming, Val ...
Robert Anderson Reeves, 86, Cumming
Robert Anderson Reeves, age 86, died January 2, 2018. He was born in Okeechobee, Florida, a former resident of Fort Pierce, Florida and currently Cumming, Georgia. After retirement ...

Gwinnett

  Holly Drown Hubbard passed away peacefully and gracefully on December 2nd, 2017 after losing her long and courageous battle with COPD.   Holly is survived by he ...

Hall

Thomas Baxter Rogers, 82, Gainesville
Thomas Baxter Rogers, age 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday December 2, 2017. Survivors include his wife of 52 years of marriage JoAnn Rogers; sons Phillip Rogers of Dahloneg ...
John "Johnny" Charles Head, 65, Gainesville
Mr. John Charles Head, “Johnny” passed away following a brief illness at his home on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Gainesville, GA at the age of 65. Johnny is surviv ...

White

Claudia P. Forrest, 72, Cleveland
Claudia P. Forrest, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 02, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.   Mrs. Forest was born in Millen, Georgia on ...
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.