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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 31st, 2017

Dawson

Dawn McBee Siburt, 81, Dawsonville
Dawn McBee Siburt, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 1, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late James an ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Nell DuBreuil, 97, Cumming
Dorothy Nell DuBreuil, 97 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was born on August 6, 1920 in Odum, GA the daughter of Ellison and Gladys Robinson Ogden w ...

Habersham

Ruth Burrell Andrews, 85, Cornelia
Ruth Burrell Andrews, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Mrs. Andrews was born on April 23, 1932, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late John and ...
Jim Blackburn, 81, Batesville
Jim Blackburn, age 81 of the Batesville Community passed away New Years Eve at his home with family by his side.   Mr. Blackburn is survived by his loving wife of 62 yea ...
Hobert LeRoy Gragg, 71, Clarkesville
Hobert “Leroy” Gragg, age 71, of Habersham County, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2017, following a period of declining health. Mr. Grag ...
Keith Hall, 59, Demorest
Keith Hall, age 59, of Demorest, Georgia, entered into his peaceful rest on Sunday, December 31, 2017, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Mr. Hall was born on September 7, ...

Hall

George R. Palmer, 90, Gainesville
George R. Palmer, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA passed away December 31, 2017.  George was born on February 10, 1927 in Atlanta, GA.  He was a proud WW2 veteran, serving in ...
Elizabeth West Dunagan, 86, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Elizabeth West Dunagan, 86 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs ...

Jackson

Alnora Lee Bone, 95, Commerce
Alnora Lee Bone, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Brighter Mornings.  Mrs. Bone was born in Commerce to the late Charlie and Lula Vaughn Wilbanks.&nbs ...
Edith Nell Hughes, 71, Commerce
Edith Nell Hughes age 71 of Commerce passed away Sunday December 31, 2017 at Northridge Health & Rehab.   Mrs. Hughes was born in Commerce on January 7, 1946 to the ...

White

James "Jim" Lee Robinson, 74, Cleveland
James "Jim" Lee Robinson, 74, of Cleveland, GA passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Jim was born on July 11, 1943 to his late parents John Walter Robinson a ...
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.