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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 13th, 2017

Banks

Willie C. Masters Dodd, age 95 of Homer, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in ­­­ Alto, Georgia, on December 24, 1921 she was a daughter of the late Cly ...

Forsyth

Joyce Elizabeth Roper Frix, age 84, of Cumming passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. Joyce was a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Joyce ...

Habersham

Vivian T. Sepe Schrader, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian T. Sepe Schrader, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017.  A funeral service will be held Friday February 17, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Mar ...
Miriam Gillespie Shore, 92, Cornelia
Miriam Gillespie Shore, age 92 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Born in Banks County, Georgia on June 29, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Ed & ...

Hall

Jack Raymond Kirves, 84, Gainesville
Jack Raymond Kirves, age 84 of Gainesville, Georgia and formerly of Gwinnett County, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   ...
A.J. Millwood, 73, Gainesville
Mr. A.J. Millwood, 73, of Gainesville passed away February 13, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 201 ...

Stephens

Mrs. Sara Lee Hubbard Bridges, age 84 of Falls Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Heritage Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late William Lee and Julia Mae Coa ...

Union

Bertha Mae Pruitt Stover, age 94, a lifelong resident of Suches, GA passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Bertha Mae deeply loved her children and husband of 73 years.  ...
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.