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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 7th, 2017

Dawson

Marth Day, 63, Dawsonville
Martha Day, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at her residence following a short illness. Born October 16, 1953 to the late Lee Joe and Bertha Richards, sh ...
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, Dawsonville
Loy Carlton Ferguson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 7, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness. Born September 18, 1936 to the late Loy Fr ...

Habersham

George K. Parker, 80, Alto
George K. Parker, age 80, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Mr. Parker was born on February 22, 1936, in Alto, Georgia, to the late Juluis ...
Hoyt Tench, 84, Cornelia
Hoyt Tench, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. An online guest regis ...

Hall

John Harold Platt, 98, Gainesville
Our beloved Uncle Harold, of Gainesville, GA took his last flight January 22, 2017.           Born John Harold Platt in 1919 in ...
Julius Watson Williams, 86, Gainesville
Julius Watson Williams, age 86, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday February 7. Julius was born September 8, 1930 to Charles and Kay Williams in Meigs, GA, the oldest of four childr ...

White

Will Nation, 32, Demorest
Will Nation, age 32, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday following a courageous battle with injuries he received in an accident more than seven years ago.    ...
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.