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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Robert Allen Clanton, 57, Cumming
Mr. Robert Allen Clanton, age 57, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   Robert was born in Atlanta on February 18, 1960 to the late Levi William and Alma D ...

Gwinnett

Richard A. Lindeborg, 70, Sugar Hill
Richard A. Lindeborg, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. Lindeborg is survived by his wife of thirty years, Linda Ray Lindeborg, Sugar Hill, ...
James Irvin McKinnon, Sr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. James Irvin McKinnon, Sr. was born on July 10, 1948 to Willie James McKinnon and Emma ...

Habersham

Rev. John Avery Mote age 78 of Alto, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 3, 1939, he was a son of the late Odus and Fannie Tomlin ...

Hall

Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, 95, Murrayville
Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, age 95 of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, following an extended illness. She was cared for at home by her daugh ...
Michael V. Ragone, N/A, Gainesville
Dr. Michael V. Ragone  of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 after a long battle with a rare disease.  Mike was born in Bronx, New York, which proba ...
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84, Gainesville
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 22, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Mrs. Reeves had lived in Calhoun fo ...
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, 85, Lula
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, age 85, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   She was a lifelong resident of Lula, GA and the first charter member listed on ...

Jackson

Mary Thomas Fricks, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Thomas Fricks, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hartwell Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Fricks was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Clara Purc ...
James Bryan "Huck" Sorrow, 62, Jefferson
Mr. James Bryan “Huck” Sorrow, age 62, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorrow was born in Charlotte, NC to the late James Ve ...

Stephens

Sandra Lee Black, 61, Toccoa
Ms. Sanda Lee Black, age 61, of Edward Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. The daughter of William J. and Jeanne Weaver Black, she was born July 31, 1956 i ...
Marvin Lee Moore, 57, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Moore, age 57, of Ruby Street in Toccoa passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Ga. The son of Mrs. Doris Hunnicut ...
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.