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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 4th, 2017

Dawson

Carol Jean (Murray) Gordon, 67, Dawsonville
Carol Jean (Murray) Gordon, 67, of Dawsonville was made “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” on December 4, 2017, when she passed away surrounded by the people wh ...

Forsyth

Nora H. Kenski, 67, Cumming
Nora H. Kenski, 67, of Cumming passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Josephine (Schneider) Holleran and Francis John Holleran; s ...

Gwinnett

Margie Pugh Youngblood, age 83, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Youngblood; parents, Chesley and Oral Pugh. ...

Habersham

Michael C. Loudermilk, 61, Mount Airy
Michael C. Loudermilk, age 61, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.   Mr. Loudermilk was born on ...
Robert “Tobe” Simmemon, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017. Mr. Simmemon was born on November 2, 1952, in Demorest, Georgia; a son ...

Hall

Virginia Ann Burgess, Gainesville
Virginia Ann Burgess, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home following a battle of cancer. She was born in Gainesville, GA on March 6, 1957 to Willi ...
Carolyn Soulis, 61, Murrayville
Carolyn Soulis of Murrayville died December 4, 2017 at the age of 61.  She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Jerry Soulis, two sons, David and Kyle, two daugh ...
Funeral services will be held for Mildred Louise Walden age 84  of Lula, Ga.  at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday  Dec. 6, 2017  in Skitts Mountain Baptist Church. The Rev. ...
Alan Dale Eaton, 62, Gainesville
Alan Dale Eaton, age 62, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home with his family. Alan was born in Parkersburg, WV and married to his wife Jackie Eaton f ...
David Brinson Glahn, 38, Hoschton
David Brinson Glahn, age 38, of Hoschton, GA passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, following a sudden illness. David was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. The love of ...
Marvin Junius (M.J.) Tinsley, 95, Gainesville
Marvin Junius (M.J.) Tinsley, 95, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 4, 2017.  M.J. was a quiet man, when he spoke everyone listened.  He was active in his churc ...

Jackson

Barbara Mae McEver, 72, Commerce
Barbara Mae McEver, our loving wife and mother, age 72 of Commerce, GA passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Commerce, GA on April 15, 1945, Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Burt Walden Ashe, 84, Dahlonega
Mr. Burt Walden Ashe, age 84, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. Mr. Ashe was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on January 11, ...

Other

Gregory Alan Homonek, 60, Alpharetta
Gregory Alan Homonek, 60, of Alpharetta passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Born August 2, 1957 in Youngstown, OH, to the late John Edward and Janet Marie Homonek, he mo ...
Ossie Mae Carlan O’Kelley, 93, Carnesville
  Mrs. Ossie Mae Carlan O’Kelley, age 93, of Carnesville, GA died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. O’Kelley was b ...
L.Yvette Remy, 73, Gulf Shores, AL
Mrs. L.Yvette Remy, age 73 was a resident of Gulf Shores, Alabama for over 15 years and came to spend her last few months with her sons in Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunda ...
Gerald Lewis Streit, 80, Milton
Gerald Lewis Streit, 80, of Milton, GA passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA.  Arangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, Cumming, GA. ...
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.