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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 25th, 2017

Dawson

Judy Patriarche Podsedly, 72, Big Canoe
Judy Patriarche Podsedly, 72, of Big Canoe, Georgia passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at Northside Hospital Cherokee following an extended illness. Born February 12, 1945 in ...
Joyce Wallace, 86, Dawsonville
Joyce Wallace, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 25, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Born November 5, 1931 to the late Home ...

Forsyth

Brett Danny Wilkie, 35, Cumming
Brett Danny Wilkie, age 35, of Cumming, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017. Brett was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church and a Mason at Matt Lodge #694 A&FM. He was p ...

Gwinnett

Eddie J. Roberts, 66, Suwanee
Eddie J. Roberts, age 66, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, December 25, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Frances Sells Roberts. Mr. Roberts is surviv ...

Hall

Denmon Hannie Cagle, 80, Gainesville
Denmon Hannie Cagle, 80, of Gainesville passed away December 25, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Memorial Park F ...
Margaret McCrackin, 77, Lula
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday December 30, 2017 at Lula Assembly of Praise for Margaret McCrackin, 77, of Lula. Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA.

Stephens

Mrs. Annie Lois Pless Phillips, age 84, of 35 Taylor Alley, Toccoa began her eternal journey with her Lord on Monday, December 25, 2017. A daughter of the late Norman Coy Pless ...
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.