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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2017

Dawson

Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 20, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 2 ...

Forsyth

Nellie Bell Cranford Evans, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Facility.    Nelli ...

Habersham

Louise Sutton Bryant, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louise Sutton Bryant, age 94 of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tommy Stowe ...

Hall

Benny Ray Adams, 64, Clermont
Benny Ray Adams, age 64 of Clermont, passed away on February 20, 2017 at his residence.  Benny was born on March 21, 1952 in Gainesville to the late Ranzie Earl Adams and Naom ...
Nancy Pitka Jones, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Pitka Jones age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Monday February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nb ...
Albert F. King, 79, Clermont
Albert (Al) Francis King, age 79 of Clermont, Georgia, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Al ...
Sylvia Janine (Buffington) Poole, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on February 20, 2017.  Sylvia was born on November 29, 1934 to the late Harvey and Wilma (Jones) Buffin ...
Bertha L. Williams, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Bertha L. Williams, age 84, of Flowery Branch died Monday, February 20, 2017.  Mrs. Williams was born on March 29, 1932 to the late Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledfor ...

Lumpkin

Kathy Jean Pruitt, 63, Dahlonega
Kathy Jean Pruitt, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017. "A country gal with a gypsy spirit", that's how Kathy described hers ...

Other

Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51, Ball Ground
Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51 of Ball Ground, GA passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...
Robert Marion Whitmire, 76, Watkinsville
Mr. Robert Marion Whitmire, age 76 of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Silver Leaf in Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Wh ...

Stephens

Eloise Mae Smith, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Mae Smith, age 66, of Toccoa, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born in Baldwin to the late Claude and Reba Knight Bennett.& ...
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.