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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 9th, 2017

Banks

Linda Sue Sears Beales age 59 of Homer passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Beales was born December 8, 1958 in Homer to the late Charles Hoyt & ...

Gwinnett

Mary Frances Merritt Youngblood, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Samuel Perry Young ...

Habersham

Sheila Ann Church Davis, 73, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Sheila Ann Church Davis, age 73, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Dr. James Ham ...

Hall

Jeraldine Paulette, 79, Buford
Jeraldine Paulette, age 79, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mrs. Paulette has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time. Jeraldine was born in McDonoug ...
Bonnelle Lawson Valentine, 95, Gainesville
Bonnelle Lawson (Bonnie) Valentine, 95, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the home she loved so much.  She was born October 14, 1 ...

Jackson

Linda H. Cannon, 75, Commerce
Linda H. Cannon age 75 of Commerce passed away Saturday December 9, 2017 at Bentley Assisted Living.   Mrs. Cannon was born December 20, 1941 in Homer to the late Dixie Hagg ...
Tammy Free Saucier, 48, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tammy Free Saucier, age 48 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Mrs. Saucier was born in Gai ...
Mary Natalie Seney, 76, Nicholson
Mary Natalie Seney, age 76, of Nicholson, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Nat was an avid horsewoman who loved to go down the trails on her beloved mare, Katie. ...

White

Mary Kathleen Curtis, 93, Sautee
Mary Kathleen Curtis, age 93 of Sautee, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mrs. Curtis was born on May 28, 1924, in Clifty, Tennessee, to the late Guy and Mary Taylor Yo ...
Bonnie Elaine Sutton, 59, Cleveland
     Bonnie Elaine “Sissy” Sutton, age 59, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.      ...
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.